Phil Niblock Touch Food
Though composer Phill Niblock may have cut his teeth in the New York avant-garde of […]
Though composer Phill Niblock may have cut his teeth in the New York avant-garde of the 1960s, his work is more influential than ever, with his exploration of the power of overtones influencing numerous young musicians, such as Oren Ambarchi and Rafael Toral. With this two-CD set, his second release on the UK imprint Touch, Niblock dishes up three typically immense compositions, any one of which is enough to satisfy those hungry for dense, Niblockian drones. As always, the apparent stillness of Niblock’s pieces belies an almost unearthly complexity, as layer upon layer of harmonic fields shift and change, and yet somehow stay the same. Transcendent.