Saturday, February 26, 2011

San Agustin

San Agustin
(Road Cone, 1998)

I first saw San Agustin guitarists Andrew Burnes and David Daniell play as part of the group Barrel, whom I suppose you could say were math rockers. San Agustin (also featuring percussionist Bryan Fielden) are a very different beast, however. Whereas Barrel were tightly scripted, intricate, and loud, San Agustin are an improvisational trio, and much quieter and more introspective than Barrel (they do get quite loud at times, however). Most of their recorded pieces don't have titles, per se, and today's selection, from their first full-length release, is no exception. The album contains four tracks, each denoted simply by the duration of the piece, hence "12'32" for this one. To the best of my knowledge, San Agustin are still extant, but they play infrequently, and their most recent release, a one-sided 12" on Table of the Elements, came out in 2003.

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Biki said...