Cross the Center is an amazing recorded work, churning with each musical event in an alluring combination of nocturnal moods and nicotine-ravaged bellows. Instruments push and pull from the corners of the room, creating a bright pillar of sound riddled with gritty textures that splinter on impact. Henneman and Stout's guitar bends wail and moan while Keplinger's drums dot, slam, and smear the grooves on each song. The addition of percussionist Sean Lane gives WA a timbrel spectrum that makes Cross the Center a truly crafted record.
released 14 January 2012
Sean Lane-Bicycle and Electronics
Recorded by Greg Williamson at the Kill Room
Mixed and Mastered by Vincent LaBelle at BOOM!
WA is led by two of Seattle's most iconic avant-garde improvisers, multi-instrumentalist Simon Henneman and percussionist
Gregg Keplinger, and also includes guitarist C.J. Stout and percussionist Sean Lane. Called "cinematic, dark, beautiful and liberating" (CD Times, UK) Simon Henneman entered the public sphere with his work in the Seattle avant-garde and alternative music scene in the 80s....more