Friday, October 7, 2011

You're Welcome to Play

Derek M. Johnson- go-to Olympia cellist, postal worker, lovable curmudgeon, experimental composer. While his work with other artists is perhaps more well-known, his own compositions should not go unnoticed. Especially when he has finally released a new album that does his talents justice. A split personality affair of digital string hardcore and modern chamber layering, I got the pleasure of seeing his album release party last week and it was one of the best ambient/experimental shows Olympia has seen in a good long time. This is a live recording on Hollow Earth Radio from the night before said event and it makes my heart crumble.
Derek M. Johnson- You're Welcome to Play (Live on Hollow Earth) (original off the excellent Self-Titled LP on Aphonia Recordings)

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