While it’s relatively easy to refer to Sandy Ewen’s use of guitar as unconventional or abstract, the true nature of her work is much more exploratory in nature. The instrument functions as a canvas for Ewen’s ever-evolving arsenal of objects and ever-expanding techniques. Ewen has collaborated and performed with everyone from Henry Kaiser to Roscoe Mitchell, from Jaap Blonk to Lydia Lunch, from Keith Rowe to Tamio Shiraishi, from Damon Smith to Id M Theft Able, from Tom Carter to Weasel Walter, the list feels endless.
Ewen’s drive to create and perform is rivaled by few, and a healthy body of releases documents much of her work in both solo and group settings. However, “You Win”, represents her first solo appearance on the full length, vinyl format.
Uncompromising large ensemble studio recordings from Los Angeles, 2016: John Wiese, Charlie Mumma, Bill Nace (Vampire Belt, Body/Head), Martin Escalante, Ted Byrnes, and elders of the Los Angeles [...]
Finally here from Lasse Marhaug: Personal Best 8. My favorite zine around. Always a worldwide affair, a zine that felt familiar to me the first time I picked up a copy. Since it is the bane of my [...]