Lawrence English’s Lonely Women’s Club
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“Shimmering like faint lights reflected in the ice of a cocktail, floating tones taken from the world loneliest bar-room organ and slowed ’til static. Harmony entwined in slowly uncoiling rings. Twilight serenades to a smoke hazed imaginary bar…”
Hot on the heels of his latest album The Peregrine, comes Lawrence English’s Lonely Women’s Club new venture, a series of compositions for organ reminiscent of his 2008 Touch release Kiri No Oto with its Organs Lost at Sea, here filtered through a lighter prism to reveal a quieter mood, more reflective than menacing.
Opening for Tony Conrad at Cafe OTO, back at the tail end of October, and following up from Nicola Ratti’s short and sharp set, English performed a reduct of Jim O’Rourke’s Eureka. He was joined in the proceedings by organists Bradford Bailey, John Chantler, Heinz Reigler, Carina Thorén plunging the audience into suffused stillness. Amongst her fellow’s hypnotic’s concentration, Carina’s tentative smile was just enough to turn controlled restraint into collected calm.
The first LP in the series will be released by Important Records. – Gianmarco Del Re