Henry Kaiser, Charles K. Noyes & Sang-Won Park
Henry Kaiser is one of the most prolific and versatile American free improvisers of the last 50 years. He’s played with a massive variety of artists during his 30+ year career, working with the likes of Fred Frith and Derek Bailey, but also treading ground with the Grateful Dead, Jim O’Rourke and Richard Thompson. This album sees him teaming up with Charles K. Noyes - a percussionist with whom Kaiser’d often play downtown at this time - and Sang-Won Park.
The presence of the South Korean Park is what brings the album it’s unique sound. His kayagum playing, unique vocal style, and the spirit he invites on what must be one of, if not the first fusion of downtown free improvisation and traditional Korean instrumentation, melds bizarrely and impeccably with Kaiser and Noyes.
The music on this record is very sparse and strange…
….I couldn’t find this on any other blogs….so enjoy!
1. Hurum 6:31
2. Choton 6:25
3. Yonggari 5:41
4. Sinpuri 17:51
5. Sirum 5:37
6. Pah 9:06
7. Tah 4:19
8. Sansoo 6:25
9. Oo-Aa-ly 12:28
Henry Kasier - guitars
Charles K. Noyes - percussion, saw
Sang-Won Park - kayagum, tanso, vocals