Rainey is an established bigwig of the global improv/noise/experimental
underground as a result of his work alongside trumpeter
Greg Kelley in the influential duo, nmperign, his direction
of the improvising juggernaut, The BSC, and his numerous
solo works and collaborations with the likes of Jason
Lescalleet, Gunter Muller, Ralf Wehowsky, Le Quan Ninh,
Alessandro Bosetti, and Michel Doneda, among others.
Two Bites of a Bitter Sweet is his first release
of purely electronic music, and Evolving Ear is tickled
to be the messenger on this one. The material
on the two side-long, 33rpm pieces ranges from homemade
synth textures to field recordings from Lisbon, Venice,
Huelva, and other, unremembered locations. There's
some singing by Naomi Yang (Damon and Naomi) and Bhob
himself, and some words of wisdom from Archbishop Desmond
Tutu. Overall, a woozy alternate reality is offered
for repeated dream pool swims.
artwork by Elaine Kaufmann.