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Music Consumption: Screwgun
04/10/1998 Screwgun

Just picked up Visitation Rites by Tim Berne's Paraphrase. It's on his Screwgun label.

Very pleasingly noisy. Three songs clocking in at about 74 minutes, recorded and (I guess) improvised live. The exceedingly low-tech mistake-ridden design pleases me greatly also.

From a New York Observer article on the Screwgun website:

"When people buy a Screwgun album, they feel like they're helping the cause," Mr. Berne said. "Whereas when you go to the store and buy a record on Verve, you're just another pinhead."