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Arto Lindsay

Charivari (Black Cross Solo Sessions 7)


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One of the architects of No Wave with his band DNA, a pioneer of noise guitar, sublimely inventive producer, and slinkily seductive songwriter, Arto Lindsay has worn countless musical hats. Invited to make a solo record for the Black Cross Solo Sessions, Lindsay boiled it down to essential ingredients, waxing a collection of bristling new songs and works for solo guitar; on six of a baker's dozen tracks, his angelic voice offsets the bracing dissonance of his acidic electric. Recorded at studios in Brooklyn and Araras, Brazil, Charivari has the intensity of a killer live session; it's closer in vibe to the more aggressive side of his work – think of his trio outing Aggregates 1-26 or the barbed riffs of classic DNA – than gorgeously arranged solo songwriting records like O Corpo Sutil (The Subtle Body). In these razor sharp cuts you may well discover the identity of what, in the song "Nothing," Lindsay calls "holier than thou timing." CD contains full transcriptions of Lindsay's lyrics. Cover artwork and design by Christopher Wool.

1. The famous land of evening [4:26]
2. Parallel [4:54]
3. Nothing [2:42]
4. Line through a T [2:32]
5. Will you take me swimming? [2:05]
6. Proprioception [4:02]
7. A mirror trying to do its job [2:26]
8. Your hair sticks to my cheek [2:43]
9. Many body [2:59]
10. O mundo no mundo [0:53]
11. Yoga [4:14]
12. Pre war [1:53]
13. [1:21]

Arto Lindsay – guitar, voice

Recorded by Pepê Monnerat at Estúdio Rocinante, Araras, RJ. January 2021

and by Kassa Overall, Nick Hakim, Arto Lindsay at 694 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY.

May/October 2020

Edited with Thiago Nassif in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. March 2021

Mixed and mastered by Paul Wilson in Ridgewood and Greenpoint, NY. June 7th 2021

Cover design and artwork by Christopher Wool. CD design by David Khan-Giordano. Produced by John Corbett and Christopher Wool.

Special thanks: Anthony, Aria, Ben, Carol, Chris, Craig, Jim, John, Kassa, Lawrence, Lluisa, Luiz, Melvin, Molly, Noah, Paul, Pepê, Peter, Ruba, Thiago, Nick.