Intakt 188 (3CDs) The age of Carbon


Elliott Sharp Carbon

Disc 1: E#, doubleneck guitarbass, saxophones, clarinets, slab, pantor, vocals; Charles K. Noyes, drums, percussion, saw (1-5, 10, 11, 13); M. E. Miller, drums, percussion (1-5); David Linton, drums, metal, electric talking drum (1-5); Lesli Dalaba, trumpet (4); Jim Mussen, drums (6-12); Jane Tomkiewicz, slab, pantor, percussion (6-12); Bobby Previte, drums (10, 11); Katie O'Looney, slab, snare drum (10, 11); Ken Heer, trombone, bass (10, 11); Dave Hofstra, tuba (10); Jim Staley, trombone (10, 11).

    Disc 1
  1. Geometry (05.32)
  2. Iso (05.03)
  3. Helicopters (05.15)
  4. As diversity disappears (05.36)
  5. Inverse proportions (05.59)
  6. Vicious cycle (03.21)
  7. Last laugh (02.48)
  8. Intervention (04.16)
  9. CIA Pope (02.49)
  10. Self-squared dragon (07.01)
  11. Sili/Contemp/Tation (18.13)
  12. No prob (02.27)
  13. Alveoli (04.07)
Disc 1 recorded at: B.C. Studio, Brooklyn, July 1984 (1-9), February 1985 (11, 12), November 1985 (13); the Kitchen, NYC, April 1985 (10), June 1986 (11).

Disc 2: E#, doubleneck guitarbass, electric guitar, lapsteel guitar, saxophones, clarinets, sampler, slab; Charles K. Noyes, drums, percussion, saw (2, 3, 6); Bobby Previte, drums (1, 4, 5, 7); Zeena Parkins, electric harp (9-13, 17, 18); David Linton, drums, metal (9-15, 17, 18); Samm Bennett, electronic drums, percussion (8-18).

    Disc 2
  1. Turbulence (05.12)
  2. Squig (03.43)
  3. Lacunar (04.05)
  4. Dusts (03.25)
  5. Not-yet-time (15.56)
  6. Diffractal (04.48)
  7. Bean (04.18)
  8. Unks (03.21)
  9. Quack (00.31)
  10. Nest of saws (02.36)
  11. Point & shoot (03.27)
  12. Kipple (05.04)
  13. D-Cipher (02.28)
  14. Chapter 11 (01.04)
  15. Cenobites (03.21)
  16. Augury (03.24)
  17. Inter (02.29)
  18. Gigabytes (03.33)
Disc 2 recorded at: B.C. Studio, Brooklyn, November 1985 (1-7); Baby Monster, NYC, July 1988 (8, 11); Magic Shop, NYC, September 1988 (9, 10, 12-18).

Disc 3: E#, doubleneck guitarbass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, saxophones, clarinets, sampler, slab; Bobby Previte, drums (1); Zeena Parkins, electric harp, slab (2-5, 7-18); David Linton, drums, metal (3, 5); Samm Bennett, electronic drums, percussion (3-5); Joseph Trump, drums; David Weinstein, sampler, keyboard (2, 6-18); Marc Sloan, electric bass (2, 6-18).

    Disc 3
  1. Singularity (05.11)
  2. Raptor (03.56)
  3. Freeze frame (04.03)
  4. X-talk (01.54)
  5. Jump cut (07.07)
  6. Paper trail (03.32)
  7. Good for business (02.46)
  8. Wex (04.14)
  9. Sockets (05.11)
  10. Morphing (03.41)
  11. Tox (04.19)
  12. Contradiction in terms (03.58)
  13. My blood is boiling (00.55)
  14. Ossuary (02.51)
  15. Big lie (02.06)
  16. Chilly necessity (03.09)
  17. Highrise (04.17)
  18. Running on cafohol (05.43)
Disc 3 recorded at: B.C. Studio, Brooklyn, November 1985 (1); Baby Monster, NYC, September 1991 (2, 6-18); Magic Shop, NYC, September 1988 (3, 4); Knitting Factory, NYC, September 1990 (5).

Cover art (reproduced above) Fullerene spins by E#; graphic design by Jonas Schoder.


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