Trouser Press Tuesday: PAUL MAROTTAJune 16, 2009
Agit-Prop Piano (Do Speak) 1983
Girl Crazy (Mustard) 1982
A Monster and the Devil (Tinnitus) 1989
On his solo album, Marotta — a very early leading light in the Cleveland underground scene with such bands as the Poli Styrene Jass Band, which also contained future Pere Ubuites Anton Fier and Jim Jones — plays acoustic piano in a thickly overlapping, improvised mesh of ambient sound that can be considered either as serious avant-garde music or a hypnotic drone for trancing out. The two long pieces, much like Glenn Branca’s work on guitars, go nowhere, but do something aurally seductive while getting there(…)
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