Review - Errata

Artist: Elliot Sharp: Tectonics


Guitarist Elliott Sharp, a 20-year New York City veteran musician who formed intellectual noise group Carbon amidst the post-punk No Wave scene of the late '70s, has never been short of ideas and experimental techniques. Tectonics is the name Sharp currently works under, and "errata" is a publishing term for a list of errors with their corrections -- the word captures the nature of this rickety balance of improvisation and composition.

On "Errata," Sharp composes and performs 10 songs on his self-built, eight-string "guitarbass" and a MIDI-rigged laptop computer. The slide guitar and jittery electronic percussion of "Which Delta" coalesce into a psychedelic, disembodied blues number. And what sounds like a confused horn player on "Noospheric" and "In Tongues" is really the sampler and sequencer from an Apple Powerbook. Sharp also pushes the concept of dance music into unheard of realms with "Goomy" and "Kargyraa."


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