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CHRIS CORSANO & BEN CHASNY / PAUL METZGER
roar 11 split LP

Listen Worm Confesses (corsano/chasny)
Listen August (metzger)

Paul Metzger's side is now available as a bonus track on the iTunes edition of Anamnestic Tincture

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Chris Corsano (sparring partner of Paul Flaherty, Joe McPhee, Nels Cline, et al) and Ben Chasny (aka Six Organs Of Admittance) had previously paired up for the School Of The Flower LP on Drag City. As wide a stylistic swath as that record cut, it was far from an exhaustive map of their topography. Here, Corsano's drums and Chasny's guitar chatter & clatter with jittery hyper-articulation, worrying the meat off the bone in short sharp strokes. A "Worm Confesses" over the course of one side of this split record & is given an impassioned absolution.

For over two decades, Paul Metzger -- guitarist for the on-again/off-again punkjazz trio TVBC -- was one of the Twin Cities' overly well-kept secrets. His recent emergence as a solo artist, via a pair of glowingly-received releases on the Chairkickers & Mutant Music labels (quoth WFMU: "the best banjo playing ever"), has started to raise his profile to a level commensurate with his devil's-crossroads-deal talent. On a guitar modified with music box innards & an accompanying tambura, Metzger dives deep into the raga heart of a moonlit day & returns with the jewels of "August."

Released in an edition of 766 copies, with silkscreened poplar wood covers.