John Corbett & Heavy Friends
After years of producing, contributing to, and writing about other artists' creations, John Corbett has finally released his own studio album. No object is off limits, as Corbett and his Heavy Friends include everything from guitars, cellos, trombones, and percussion samples to bird sounds and box fans in their sonic template. The result is fractured and fluid, silly and unsettling, as familiar sounds are repackaged in startling and unfamiliar ways. Corbett has a sense of humor and playfulness not usually associated with words like "avant" or "experimental," but the high spirits eventually give way to darker shadows, leaving the listener breathless and disoriented.
I'm Sick About My Hat