The Cy Dune story starts with a songbook.
This particular book had a 100 songs written in 20th century American visionary long hand. A book written over five years after leaving home and traveling the world in what some might call the contemporary music scene of the early 21st century, recording and performing with his band Akron/Family and collaborating with Rhys Chatham, Michael Gira, William Parker, Hamid Drake, Keiji Haino and Tatsuya Nakatani.
The songs were demoed all that same time with new and old friends in big city and small town apartments, parents’ garages, horse barns, Maine basements, New Jersey Synagogues, old Pennsylvania factories, molding mid-century moderns, Brooklyn basement studios and across the bridge at the midtown Manhattan Sear studio with the old Abbey Road tape machine and the bass player from the Henry Rollins Band.
The No Recognize EP (out March 5th) is the eventual result. His electric guitar story-tellings are steeped with all the mystery of pre-war weird America holler, African pentatonic shamanism, be-bop underground, and Kerouac’s road verse electrified and amplified.
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