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SOLO & CHRIS
Corsano - The Young
cars warp records) CDR
First solo release. Later reissued on vinyl by
Family Vineyard. 40 minutes of all-acoustic drums, percussion, reeds,
instruments, etc. Recorded & released February 2006.
"How should you pick up the ball and throw it?"
Corsano - Blood
cars warp records) CDR ----> $6
Second solo release. 33 minutes, 11 tracks of solo cheap keyboard
& vocal stuff. No drums. Recorded Apr. '06.
Corsano - The Young
Cricketer (Family Vineyard)
LP ----> $16
In March 2008, Family Vineyard reissued this on LP. Remastered for
vinyl by J.J. Golden. Same
CDR, though the order is slightly different.
do we mean by coaching?"
Corsano - Another Dull
Dawn (Ultra Eczema)
LP ----> out of print
Third solo record. Recorded mostly in March 2008.
Drums, percussion, baritone sax
mouthpiece on a two foot metal pipe, violin strings, banjo and violin
bridges, contact mics, effect pedals, claw bell, metal strips from
windshield wipers, toy comb, clarinet, toy gamelan, guitar cable,
gongs, triangle, nylon guitar strings, amp, melodica, pot
Tyfus did the artwork
which is impossible to do justice to on a computer screen. Tyfus says
he slept outside my house for weeks in a tent to get me to agree to do
this record. Don't believe him. It was a cardboard box, not a tent.
Edition of 400.
Frayed Elevator Cable"
Gnawing, Pt. 1"
Corsano - Cut (hot cars warp records) CD
Solo recordings mostly from 2012. All
acoustic/no overdubs, musically along the lines of The Young Cricketer--
drum set augmented by various re-purposed metal objects, modified reed
instruments and bowed strings stretched across drums. 43 minutes/19
footage from the
recording of Cut
CO. on Vinyl:
Artists - Qbicio U-Nite
in Bruxelles II (Qbico) 2LP
Alan Silva (solo) & Lauhkeat Lampaat each have a track on side
1. Vibracathedral Orchestra take sides 2 and 3. Side 4 is an
unruly collaboration by Vibra, Lauhkeat and Flaherty-Corsano. Recorded
live @ Cinema Nova, Brussels on April 8, 2004. Colored vinyl.
Flaherty-Chris Corsano-C. Spencer Yeh - Slow Blind Avalanche LP
(Important) ==> black vinyl ----> $15 /
white vinyl ----> $20
Vinyl only release, limited to 1000 copies with the first 200 on white
vinyl. Recorded during a Hartford snowstorm in December 2004 at the
same session as A Rock In The Snow (but totally
different cuts than that CD). Artwork by C. Spencer Yeh. Liner notes by
Duo - Full Bottle
(Ultra Eczema) LP ----> out of print.
Last I checked, there was one up for sale at Synaesthesia
Another live one from
this one recorded at the St. John Renaissance Theater, Louisville,
Kentucky on September 16, 2005. Fifth duo recording (third on vinyl) by
Flaherty/Corsano. Artwork by Dennis Tyfus and released by his estimable
Ultra Eczema label. Limited to 400 copies. There is a commercial for
this record here,
done by a couple of Belgium's finest thespians. Long out of print
Shoup-Chris Corsano-Paul Flaherty - Bounced Check
The Records half of the Blank/Bounced Check sister releases. Recorded
live in concert at Gallery 1412 in Seattle, WA on October 16th, 2005.
Shoup-Chris Corsano-Paul Flaherty - Blank Check (Tyyfus)
The Finnish half of the 2nd twin-release of the Tyyfus and Records
labels. The first time around was the Flaherty-Corsano Last Eyes/Steel
Sleet LPs. This time out it's recordings from a live set of the Wally
Shoup, Corsano & Flaherty trio at Gallery 1412 in Seattle, WA
in October 2005.
Flaherty-Chris Corsano-C. Spencer Yeh / Oren Ambarchi -
(Krayon Recordings) split 7" ----> $8
track from December 2006, recorded at the London School of Economics by
Pete Coward. Split with Oren Ambarchi with drumming from Matt Skitz
Sanders. Art by Paul Coors.
& CO. on CD:
Duo - The Hated
Music (Ecstatic Yod) CD ---->
Debut CD from the Paul Flaherty-Chris Corsano Duo,
by Ecstatic Yod, the combination of Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace
& Byron Coley's Father Yod labels. Recorded June 6, 2000. With
cover art by the great
Panter and liner notes by Byron "power kuk" Coley.
City Fire Truck"
Flaherty-Greg Kelley-Chris Corsano - Sannyasi (Wet
second offering from Flaherty & Corsano is a trio disc with
Boston-based trumpeter Greg Kelley. Recorded May 27, 2001 and released
a year later on
Flaherty's own imprint Wet Paint, with Paul's artwork gracing the front
from "Wayless Way"
Baczkowski-Chris Corsano-Paul Flaherty - The Dim Bulb
(Wet Paint) CD ----> $12
player Steve Baczkoski hails from Buffalo, rides his bike to
gigs with his horn on his back (it's a baritone for Christ's sake!),
and wails harder than most sax players either 1/2 or double his age or
anywhere in between. This is a live recording of a this trio's first
show, May 31st, 2003 at Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY.
Bleak Heat - It's
Magnificent, But It Isn't War (Family Vineyard) CD
Flaherty, Corsano, Greg
(trumpet - nmperign, Heathen Shame, BSC) and Matt Heyner (bass -TEST,
No Neck Blues Band, Izitiitz). Liner notes by Dredd
Foole. Recorded August 24, 2003 at PBS Studios in Westwood, MA.
The Dead (Freezer Fight)"
Blue Dabs Of Varicose Veins"
Duo - The
Beloved Music (Family Vineyard) CD
Recorded live at The Rudyard Kipling, Louisville,
Kentucky, on May 4th, 2004 and released 2 years later by Family
Vineyard. With liner notes by David
Keenan. "Like biting in to the skin of
free-creature and having the swarm attack your feeble body." - John
clip from "The Great Pine Tar Scandal"
Flaherty-Chris Corsano-C. Spencer Yeh - A Rock in the Snow
(Important) CD ----> $12
Recorded in Hartford in December 2004 as part of the session with C.
Spencer Yeh on
violin and vocals that also birthed the Slow Blind Avalanche LP, both
on Important Records. Artwork by Spencer, liners by John Olson.
Duo - The Four Aims (VHF) CD
Second full-length by this duo of Michael Flower (Japan banjo, tanpura,
organ) and Chris Corsano (drums, melodica, cello). Recorded at Mick's
house in Leeds, November 2007 plus 1 live track recorded in
Cambridge, England on February 14, 2007.
of "The Main Ingredient"
Duo - The Chocolate
Cities (self-released) CDR
5 live cuts from Cambridge, UK & Geneva in 2009. Originally
available on the Flower-Corsano U.S. Fall tour.
clip of "85% Pure"
"One More Bar for the Road"
Duo - You'll Never Work
in This Town Again (self-released) CDR
Material from the October 2009 tour done with the Flower-Corsano mobile
multi-track recording unit. Two tracks (17 & 7 minutes long)
Wood St. Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA and one 19-minute track from Issue
Project Room in Brooklyn, NY. 43 minutes total.
clip of "First Strike"
clip of "Second Strike"
clip of "Third Strike"
Duo - Live at
Scheldapen (Taping Policies) DVDr ----> $10(only NTSC format available. for PAL, contact the label.)
Black and white video of a live performance in Antwerp on Aug. 25,
2009. 40 minutes long.
- The Count Visits (Flowerhouse/Hot
Cars Warp) LP
Limited edition of 500 vinyl-only co-release on Flowerhouse (M.
Flower's label) and Hot Cars Warp Records. Eight-track live
recordings. Three of four tracks feature Matt Heyner (aka Count
Hejnowski) of No Neck Blues Band, Test, Malkuth, etc. on bass and
percussion. The final track is all Flower-Corsano Duo.
short excerpts from The
JOE MCPHEE-CHRIS CORSANO
McPhee-Chris Corsano - Scraps
and Shadows (Roaratorio) LP
Second album by the duo, recorded live in Milwaukee in 2011. A followup
to Under A Double Moon,
which featured McPhee’s alto saxophone, this one finds him
largely on tenor. Cover art by Judith Lindbloom. Download coupon
||Rangda - False
Flag (Drag City) LP ---->
Sir Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls) and Ben Chasny (Six Organs of
Admittance) on guitars [and some piano playing by Rick, to boot].
Recorded by Scott Colburn.
Formerly Extinct (Drag City) LP ---->
Second album by this trio with Rick Bishop and Ben Chasny. Recorded by
Jason Meagher in March of 2012.
||Dead C/Rangda - split LP (Ba Da Bing) LP only ---->
Lost Dead C material from the Eusa Kills-era on one
side. Rangda's on the flip side with two live, improvised tracks
recorded at Russian Recording studios on 9/11/10.
Belt / Magik Markers - split (Not Not Fun) 7" ---->
Part of Not Not Fun's Bored Fortress subscription series (year 3, vol.
3). Recorded September 2007, if memory serves correct. 2 Vampire Belt
songs on one side ("Apple Cores" & "Big Chief") and one by the
Markers on the other ("Tango & Cash"). Limited edition
& out of print elsewhere.
HOT CARS WARP RECORDS:
This was/is a
intermittently operate(d). More or less retired in 1998 after burn-out
from a lengthy pressing debacle (the original artwork of the first
version of the Diadal etched disc was thrown out by the pressing
plant), the hot cars name was hastily dusted off six years later,
thrown on the first Vampire Belt CDR and has remained a vanity label
ever since. Whether it will make a return to releasing
non-Corsano-related material in the future is anybody's guess.
Fake Hand/Ayler's Angels - Frozen
Hamer/Ancient Axe (hot cars warp records) LP ---->
Fake Hand were a no wavish trio who briefly ruled over the Western
Massachusetts landscape around 1996. Emily (bass) would go on to be in
Wikkid, Touchdown, Skint, etc. Ayler's Angels were Matt and Brain from
The Fake Hand on sax and drums playing in a more post-Ornette Coleman
mode. They'd later become Army of Ghosts and, after that, A.R.E.
Weapons. Released in 1997 in an edition of 500. Corsano appears on one
track on the Ayler's Angels side.
[image coming soon]
13 Gauge/Klatzker-Corsano Duo/Dieter Henkel - 3...2...1...zero (hot
cars warp records) LP ---->
1997 release, edition of 500. Corsano's first album, more or less. "13
Gauge [Corsano, Aaron Mullan (later of Tall Firs) and George Moore
(later of anexplodingstar & Chessie)] dedicate a side of the LP
to alto legend Marion Brown and give their rendition of a post-core,
Chick Corea-less Afternoon of a Georgia Faun. Their third and final
piece is 'Montana Fix', a very loose tribute to mushroom legend John
Cage. The Klatzker-Corsano duo (cello and drums, respectively) follow
w/ a slightly more melodic, but no less frazzled approach. 13
Gauge-ist Dieter Henkel abandons his main instrument (drums) to jam
guitar, trumpet, and twiddled knobs into the works, bringing things to
a screeching halt." Individually made covers using either recycled LP
jackets or cereal boxes or whatever else would house a record.
X. Milstein-Thurston Moore - Songs
We Taught The Lord Vol. 2 (hot cars warp
records) LP ---->
Recorded live at the Middle East, Cambridge, MA on December 12, 1996.
Thurston Moore (guitar) and Phil Milstein (guitar, tape,
saw). Released in 1997 in an edition of 500 with hand-pasted
- s/t (hot cars warp
records) 2LP ---->
(stickered) / $50 (unstickered)
Released in 1998. Visual artists/musicians Rita Ackermann &
Koether with three members of the No Neck Blues Band on 2 tracks. One
LP is all music (and what music it is!), the other
(one by Rita Ackermann, the other by Jutta Koether). Most of the covers
were hand-stickered with neon dolphins and the like, though there are
some that didn't get "the treatment." Save yourself $20 for
unstickered version. For those who care, it's not silk-screened (as is
suggested elsewhere on the internets); it's a pantone color (vs. the
more common and, unbeknownst to stupid me at the time, cheaper CMYK)
print. Pre-Angelblood, pre-Electrophillia.
Dredd Foole & The Din - The
Whys of Fire(Ecstatic Yod) CD ---->
Dredd + Thurston Moore, Pelt & Chris Corsano. Mastered by Jim
O'Rourke. Actuel tribute (or rip-off depending on how
you look at it) cover. Released in 2003.
Hand of the Man - Rare
Wood (Spirit of Orr) CD ---->
Recorded at: KDVS in Sacramento, CA June 2003; Vera in Groningen,
Netherlands October 2003; Gloucester, MA July 2002.
Artists - Just Drums
(Fever Pitch) 2CD ---->
Double CD drum-only comp. My track on it is nothing special, to be
honest. How's that for salesmanship? Recorded around Feb. 2004, it's
about 2 years before The
Young Cricketer and
is my first attempt at recording solo drums. Also on this record:
Michael Evans, Sean Meehan, William Winant, Christine Bard, Jeph
Jerman, Gino Robair, Jeff Arnal + Ben Hall, Karen Stackpole, Kevin Shea
+ Ravish Momin, Billy Martin and others.
Puke Eaters - Hello
Valhalla (Skulls of Heaven/Lalalal) LP ---->
Recorded (at least in part) in July 2005 and released in 2009. "For any
points of reference think of the swamp into which Fille qui mousse,
Cromagnon and 'Jesus Christ' era Smell & Quim were dumped." -
Skulls of Heaven
Sakata & Chikamorachi
- Friendly Pants (Family Vineyard) CD ---->
Recorded in August 2006 at Magnet Studio, Tokyo. Originally issued on
Jim O'Rourke's Japanese imprint, Shakaijin Records.
Sakata & Jim O'Rourke with Chikamorachi - And That's the Story of Jazz (Family
Vineyard) 2CD ---->
CD documentation of 2008 Japanese tour.
||MV&EE - Live
Road (Blackest Rainbow) LP ---->
Live recordings of MV & EE from November 2009. 2 duo tracks,
with Doc Dunn and Muskox, and 2 tracks spanning the second side with
MV, EE, Corsano and Rongoose, recorded at Bank Row, Greenfield, MA.
Edition of 400, heavy vinyl, hand-stamped labels, wrap around jackets
with cover art by Jeremy Earl of Woods/Woodsist Records.
Dunmall-Chris Corsano - Identical
CD ----> $14 / LP
Live recording from Cheltenham, UK in April 2008. Paul Dunmall plays
tenor sax and border pipes.
||Jailbreak - Colour Them Gone (Nyali)
Hand-numbered edition of 297. Recorded and mixed by Andreas
Jönsson. One track from the same session as The Rocker and two
from February 2009.
Roulette (Strange Attractors Audio House) LP ---->
Wally Shoup (alto sax), C. Spencer Yeh (violin, voice), Bill Horist
(guitar), Chris Corsano (drums, sax neck). Recorded February, 2010, in
Seattle during a live set for KEXP's Sonarchy Radio program.
LP is limited to 500 copies and comes with a free download of the album.
clip from Hermetic Mosaic
Storey Mountain (Important) CD ---->
Nate Wooley (trumpet and tape), C. Spencer Yeh (violin), Chris Corsano
(drums). Second in Nate's Seven Storey series (first was a
with Paul Lytton and David Grubbs). Says Tiny Mix Tapes: "There really
isn’t any fair comparison of this material to the previous
version. Rather, two reiterations on disc of this piece make for
valuable listening and show that “noise,” in the
three multi-talented musician-composers, can make for an extremely
||Baczkowski-Corsano-Kelley-Nace - Live at Spectacle (Open Mouth) 45rpm12" ---->
Sax-drums-trumpet-guitar recorded June 2012. Recorded live by Ernst
Karel, mastered by Bhob Rainey, and covers silk-screened by Alan Sherry
of Siwa Records. Edition of 180.
STOCK BUT AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE:
||Jailbreak - The Rocker (Family
Vineyard) LP ---->
from Family Vineyard
Recorded in November 2008 in Glasgow. Heather Leigh - pedal steel,
vocals; Corsano - drums. Vinyl-only edition of 700. "The Rocker is a
blast-furnace of blisteringly joyous witch-howling assaults on the
essence of whips and chains and repressive injustice gone legal." -
Giffoni - Graduation
(free103point9) LP ---->
One side recorded live in Brooklyn, May 2003. The other side is an
electronic re-working of side A by Giffoni. Artwork by Mat Brinkman.
Bleak Heat - Simitu (Family Vineyard) CD
----> available from Family Vineyard
Second Cold Bleak Heat
(Flaherty/Corsano/Matt Heyner/Greg Kelley) release. Recorded at the
same session as It's
Magnificent... (August 24, 2003).
Unit - Infinite Death (Important)
available from Important Records
Second release by Death Unit, after the LP on Hospital Productions.
Carlos Giffoni (Monotract) on electronics, Brian Sullivan (Mouthus) on
guitar and double drums by Trevor Tremain (Hair Police) and Chris
Corsano. Mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate) with artwork by Dominick
Fernow (Prurient). Recorded live on tour in July 2005.
- Mimidokodesuka (Drag
City) LP/CD ---->
available from Drag City
Originally issued on PJL in Japan in 2005.
Sakata & Chikamorachi -
Live at Hungry Brain (Family Vineyard) LP ---->
available from Family Vineyard
Follow up to the Friendly
Pants CD from 2009. Sakata's on alto, clarinet, vocals.
Recorded by David Zuchowski at The Hungry Brain in Chicago, Nov. 8,
2009 during the 4th annual Umbrella Music Festival. Cover art by
Japanese illustrator More Rock All Art. Edition of 700 copies. Contains
Duo - Last
(Records) LP ----> sold out
years after the The Hated Music, the
Flaherty-Corsano Duo makes
another appearance on record, this time a vinyl full length of all-alto
& drums material. Recorded January 11, 2004 at WMBR in
Cambridge, MA. Released by Records in conjunction with it's
tenor-heavy sister record, Steel Sleet on the Tyyfus label.
Duo - Steel
(Tyyfus) LP ----> sold out
by the Finnish
label Tyyfus (their 2nd release).
Steel Sleet is the all-tenor (minus a little bit of alto mouth-piece on
one track) corollary to the strictly-alto Last Eyes LP. Also recorded
January 11, 2004 at WMBR in Cambridge, MA.
Unit Blood Shadow
Rampage (Volcanic Tongue) CD
First and only release by the Dream/Aktion Unit. This line-up features
Thurston Moore, Count Hejnowski, Heather Leigh Murray, Flaherty and
Corsano. Recorded live at Le Weekend, May 2005. Artwork by the great
Duo - The Radiant
Mirror (Textile) CD/LP
album by this duo with Michael Flower on Japan banjo, aka shahi
baaja--a cross between a dulcimer and drone harp, or a sort of
electrified bulbul tarang. Recorded January 21, 2006 in Paris and
released by the French label Textile in 2007. The LP version is out of
Gordon - Noise Hello
Kitty picture disc ---->
limited edition picture disc Kim Gordon created for a Tokyo gallery
show where artists created works to commemorate the 30th anniversary of
Hello Kitty. Coco + Thurston Moore on "Hello Kitty is Back!"; Kim
Gordon solo on "Noise Hello Kitty"; Gordon + Corsano on "I Want One".
Last two tracks are labeled incorrectly on the record. One went for
$200 on ebay a few years back, shining a light on the dark part of the
internet where Hello Kitty and Sonic Youth completists meet.
Corsano-Mike Shiflet-C. Spencer Yeh - Live @ Flywheel (DroneDisco) CDR ---->
& numbered edition of 60. Recorded, as the title
suggests, Live at Flywheel on November 20th, 2003 with an extra 17
minutes of Shiflet-remix.
Valentine - Creek to
Creation LP (Qbico)LP ---->
Recorded in MV Spectrasound, Winter 2004 at Maximum Arousal Farm,
Guilford, VT. With Erika Elder, Dredd Foole. Corsano's on a track or 2.
Pressed on clear "algae" vinyl with white and blue "effects."
Artists - Music For
(PerfectIfOn) 2CD ---->
Double CD comp based around Peter Coffin's
band-playing-in-a-greenhouse-in-a-gallery exhibit at Andrew Kreps
Gallery, NYC in 2002. Some tracks recorded live at the performances,
others (such as the Tim Barnes-Chris Corsano-Sean Meehan-Barry
Weisblat-Michael Evans 13-minute track that I'm on) were recorded after
the exhibit specifically for the comp. Some other bands include: Mice
Parade, Tetsuo Inoue & seed, No Neck Blues Band, HiM, Deaken
and Geologist, Ariel Pink, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Zs, John Wiese
& Tim Koh, Kites, Jutta Koether-Alan Licht-Tom Verlaine, Arto
Lindsay, Black Dice and Christian Marclay.
- Tsktsking (Dancing
Wayang) LP ---->
in December 2008 at Eastcote Studios, London.
500 copies it comes housed in hand screenprinted wrap-around sleeves.
Insert with liner notes by Evan Parker. Upright bass and drum duos.
Genta-Chris Corsano -
Live in Lisbon (IT/Portual, 8mm) LP ---->
in August 2008 on ZDB's terrace in Lisbon. Double "paste-on"
photo artwork. Limited edition of 300 copies, numbered. VG-sax, flute,
vocals; CC-drums; a flock of birds pass overhead at one point &
contribute back up vocals, as well.