Exposé Online banner

Greg Segal — Moving
(Bandcamp no#, 2016, DL)

by Peter Thelen, Published 2016-05-14

Moving Cover art

This collection of ideas put to sound is an instrumental concept album about moving, woth titles like “Don’t You Feel at Home?” and “Too Many Addresses.” In the liner notes the composer states that by his eleventh birthday, he had lived at 17 different places. Childhood memories of home are a scramble of different places all juxtaposed, it’s hard to order all these memories into a timeline. A similar experience happened to me – as a kid we only lived in three places I remember, but following my departure from my folks’ I was moving every three to six months working odd jobs while I tried to put myself through college, eventually giving up and joining the service, after which things began to stabilize. Segal has captured the essence of all that moving across these six cuts, including the closing 24-minute title track. All of these are aggrgations of short vignettes, like a picture of a memory fragment that somehow connects with the one that follows it, but nothing lasts long enough to endure. Ever the skillfil DIY composer and player, Segal overdubbed all the instruments here, which includes hand drums and drum kit, guitars, bass, piano, organ, synths, Mellotron, trumpet, trombone, odd percussion and, well, you get it, everything! The measure-to-measure randomness, jagged edges, calculated dissonances and ever-drifting character of the fragmented melodies layering upon one another conveys the concept accurately, words are not required. If you’ve moved around a lot at some point in your life, and shared experiences smilar to this, you’ll feel right at home in Segal’s neighborhood.


Filed under: New releases, 2016 releases

Related artist(s): Greg Segal

More info
http://gregsegal.bandcamp.com/album/moving

Latest news

2018-06-05
Koenjihyakkei Seeks Funding for New Album – It's been quite a few years since the last new studio album by the amazing Koenjihyakkei. Now they are preparing Dhormimviskha for worldwide release, and they're asking fans to pre-order via a Kickstarter campaign to help it happen. » Read more

2018-05-14
Glenn Branca RIP – Experimental guitarist and composer Glenn Branca has died at the age of 69. He was known for compositions featuring large ensembles of guitars, and for the use of feedback. He founded his band Theoretical Girls in the mid-70s as an art-punk answer to what he saw as the increasing commercialization of punk music. His compositions were highly influential, with such figures as David Bowie, Thurston Moore, and John Lurie among his fans. » Read more

2018-04-05
OBEY Convention XI Set for May 24-28 in Halifax – As the 2018 festival season rapidly approaches, we’d like you to be aware of a real treasure of diverse and creative music that’s going to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, next month. The OBEY Convention is on its 11th outing, and features a wide range of artists from around the world. From avant-industrial noise to experimental takes on Classical Chinese music, from chamber jazz to doom metal, from ambient soundscapes to Canadian First Nations drumming, you’d be hard pressed to find a festival with more variety in sound anywhere in the world. » Read more

2018-04-04
Close to the Rain Festival in Bergen Announces Lineup – Now in its second year, the Close to the Rain Festival of progressive music is scheduled to take place in Bergen, Norway, on June 7 - 9. They've got an amazing slate of bands lined up, including such powerhouses as Anekdoten, Major Parkinson, Arabs in Aspic, Tusmørke, and many more. » Read more

2018-03-01
Seaprog 2018 Artist Announcements Raise Festival's Profile – Seattle's Seaprog festival has been going since 2013, and the 2018 edition features a slate of artists that's sure to bring more attention to the event. Cheer-Accident, Bubblemath, and Free Salamander Exhibit are in the first round announcement of performers. In keeping with their tradition of focusing on regional artists, they will also present a number of artists from Washington and Oregon. [Edit: Just added: Inner Ear Brigade] » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

When - Prefab Wreckage & Gynt – When is essentially a solo vehicle for Lars Pedersen (half of The Last James duo) in which he explores dark ambient realms. It's pretty hard to believe that this is the same guy who worked on...  (1999) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues