Saturday, 29 August 2015
Alien Footprint, an album by Bill Boethius & Dali's Car
In their review of my last album, 'Blues Under Saturn', Droning Earth made the criticism that there was a lack of variety on the album. This is fair, as each track was an expermental space guitar piece. While I think each piece is quite different, they were all chips off of the same block. In a way, this album continues the unrelenting persuit of space. But here I have varied things with two meditative pieces, one for organ and guitar, the other a bass solo. Of course, one can hear that my denser pieces grow from these kinds of acorns, so there is still a unity across the album. Really, the album is a suite, although the theme of death is at times tenuous. The tracks touch upon related themes - the inevitable eradication of the human race in favour of iontergalactic aliens.Dead planets through the extremes of either fire or ice, and the death of human genius, in this case Ornette Coleman.