Chris Forsyth - Live Journal at the Mice Machine VIP Dance Floor
Guitarist/composer Chris Forsyth is perhaps best known as a founding member of the iconoclastic group Peeesseye. More recently, Forsyth has begun branching out in a solo direction, composing and performing on 12-string acoustic guitar, resulting in his first solo CD Live Journal at the Mice Machine VIP Dance Floor. The music on this record is rhythmic and lyrical, emphasizing the glowing overtones of his unusual tuning schemes and a relentless sense of repetition. Bits of organ and drum machine flesh out the sound of Forsyth’s 12-string guitar, with the results sounding less like one the recent spate of guitar folk revivalists and more like Tom Verlaine playing elegiac acoustic versions of Glenn Branca pieces.