Jim O'Rourke 'Terminal Pharmacy'
Terminacy Pharmacy (Tz 7011)
Highly prolific Chicago guitar improviser, keyboardist, tape manipulator, composer and producer Jim O'Rourke is rather conveniently known in the rock world as a core member of, first, Gastr del Sol and more recently Sonic Youth, but he has also recorded solo, been involved in Red Krayola, written for the Kronos Quartet, produced Faust, 'got together 'with Henry Kaiser and K.K. Null and worked or had a hand in many other projects (too many to mention).
Gentle rattles, footsteps, atonal notes emplying a number of cellists & accordian players, but still not enough to encourage those not used to this kind of 'music' to feel that very much is being played. Some kinda fine 'textural' moments here, but I think he's done better since. What do you think?
This album should be bought from the Tzadik label here or otherwise ordered via a 'good' music outlet.