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oneida and rhys chatham - what's your sign? (12inch vinyl lp)


ARTIST // oneida and rhys chatham
LABEL // northern spy (us)
CAT // ns080lp


From its drums-bashing, cacophonous beginning to its skronky trumpet-loaded conclusion, the instant chemistry betwixt Rhys Chatham and Oneida is what makes What??s Your Sign? such a seamless and natural partnership: ageless vanguards of minimalism, free-improvisation and noise banding together in a holier than thou union of NYC experimental rock royalty. Four years after their inaugural union at Ecstatic Music Festival inside New York City??s Merkin Concert Hall produced a cosmic din for the ages, two genre-obliterating renegades who??ve made indelible marks in the experimental music pantheon??the NYC-bred, Paris-based avant-garde guitar legend and minimalist composer Rhys Chatham and long-running psychedelic free-rock juggernaut and Brooklyn institution Oneida??have joined forces on their first collaborative album proper titled What??s Your Sign?, due November 11th, 2016 via Northern Spy Records.With pedigrees carved in hall-of-fame-caliber collaboration and ever-expanding symphonic ensembles (a Chatham touchstone is A Crimson Grail (For 400 Electric Guitars) while Oneida??s twelve hour long free-improvisational drone-fests is stuff of legend), it??s no revelation the legendary composer and No Wave veteran and the left-field freethinking noisemakers would make for kindred spirits.