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Bill Nace/Emily Robb // Split LP

Bill Nace/Emily Robb // Split LP

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This is a split record released by American experimental guitarists Bill Nace and Emily Robb in December 2023 on Bill's label Open Mouth in a limited edition of 12 copies.

This is a reissue of a cassette piece that was originally sold exclusively on their US tour in 2022. Out of print.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Open Mouth releases available at Tobira. 

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Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl. Originally released as a split tour-only cassette for the Emily Robb/Bill Nace tour. LP edition of 300. 

tracklist:

  1. BILL NACE 17:31
  2. EMILY ROBB 17:32

Open Mouth:

"Before hitting the road together in 2022 Bill Nace and Emily Robb recorded a tour split — a cassette, limited run of 50 — only to be found at their merc table. Now on vinyl, the split captures a moment bursting with verdient, crisp anticipation Both artists were then on the heels of significant artistic leaps. Robb was wrapping up the promotional cycle of her first full-length solo record, 2021's How To Moonwalk, and Nace had recently shifted his focus from prepared guitar to the taishogoto, a Japanese instrument rarely heard in the west.

When Nace plays his taisho live, listeners generally
 respond in a couple of different ways. Some become slightly hypnotized by the constant motion required to maintain the instrument's frantic, electric flicker. Others, on the edge of their seats, whoop loudly, almost involuntarily, to release the mounting tension.

As a performer, Nace says the experience is a bit like being watched while jogging in place.Where the guitar easily allows space, this particular model of taishogoto has no sustain. “I have to keep playing it to keep making sound,” Nace says “I have to get whipped up into this state.” This presents new limitations, and Nace expands to the edges. Here it shudders and sparks, spiking and scribbling like an EKG. It emanates white light, white heat.

Robb luminates in a balmier way, like sunshine through leaves. Her guitar arcs and billows. Fripp-y tones and textures establish a structure inside which it feels good to get lost. Robb describes her improvisational playing here as somewhat meditative. “There's a constant running through it,” she says. It's like “hearing a story of a person's mind and emotions as they let music flow through.”

Artist: Bill Nace/Emily Robb

Label: Open Mouth

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This is a split record released by American experimental guitarists Bill Nace and Emily Robb in December 2023 on Bill's label Open Mouth in a limited edition of 12 copies.

This is a reissue of a cassette piece that was originally sold exclusively on their US tour in 2022. Out of print.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Open Mouth releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl. Originally released as a split tour-only cassette for the Emily Robb/Bill Nace tour. LP edition of 300. 

tracklist:

  1. BILL NACE 17:31
  2. EMILY ROBB 17:32

Open Mouth:

"Before hitting the road together in 2022 Bill Nace and Emily Robb recorded a tour split — a cassette, limited run of 50 — only to be found at their merc table. Now on vinyl, the split captures a moment bursting with verdient, crisp anticipation Both artists were then on the heels of significant artistic leaps. Robb was wrapping up the promotional cycle of her first full-length solo record, 2021's How To Moonwalk, and Nace had recently shifted his focus from prepared guitar to the taishogoto, a Japanese instrument rarely heard in the west.

When Nace plays his taisho live, listeners generally
 respond in a couple of different ways. Some become slightly hypnotized by the constant motion required to maintain the instrument's frantic, electric flicker. Others, on the edge of their seats, whoop loudly, almost involuntarily, to release the mounting tension.

As a performer, Nace says the experience is a bit like being watched while jogging in place.Where the guitar easily allows space, this particular model of taishogoto has no sustain. “I have to keep playing it to keep making sound,” Nace says “I have to get whipped up into this state.” This presents new limitations, and Nace expands to the edges. Here it shudders and sparks, spiking and scribbling like an EKG. It emanates white light, white heat.

Robb luminates in a balmier way, like sunshine through leaves. Her guitar arcs and billows. Fripp-y tones and textures establish a structure inside which it feels good to get lost. Robb describes her improvisational playing here as somewhat meditative. “There's a constant running through it,” she says. It's like “hearing a story of a person's mind and emotions as they let music flow through.”

Artist: Bill Nace/Emily Robb

Label: Open Mouth