Friday, May 8, 2009

I'm Becoming A BoomBox Monkey Junkie

I got the chance to see local noise artist Boombox Monkey, given name Kyle Maier. He's an Albuquerque resident who is slowly becoming a master at the pedal board. His form is simple - one man with a drum kit and sample box, who dances with his old school baby blue Fender.

His compositions remind me of old jazz standards, in form. They have a head melody section, massive improvisation that begs for widening your normal listening borders, and outros that are varied off the head. His experimentation brought back moments of the first time I heard Sun Ra (1, 2), ...except, you know... electronic.