ALAN CHASE BRIAN LICHT WE THOUGHT WE COULD DO ANYTHING LP VINYL NEW (US)
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Vinyl LP-only release. 2014 four song full-length from this minimal/experimental duo consisting of drummer Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Man Forever) and guitarist Alan Licht (Lee Ranaldo & the Dust, the Blue Humans, Love Child, Run On, etc.). Impressive pedigrees aside, Licht and Chase are a real-deal pairing; each has a longstanding involvement in underground Rock, minimalism, experimental music, and free improvisation. WE THOUGHT WE COULD DO ANYTHING is their first record together and it lives by it's intrepid name. Conceived as a series of structured improvisations, it joins fiery drumming with titanic guitar abstraction for a collection of sharply focused sonic passages. It's music with the harshest colors up front and in detail. Licht's guitar is the torrential speech at hand, and it's dynamic limits are bound only by the album's run-time. Together Licht and Chase forge a collaborative language impressively non-referential, rendering genre labels obsolete. In essence, it's free: The album's title is taken from a book about screenwriting in the Golden Age of Hollywood, and reflects the wide open approach that these two artists take.