Tom Carter - Lunar Eclipse

Tom Carter - Lunar Eclipse
Artist: Tom Carter
Duration: 01:13:04
Album: Lunar Eclipse
Recording Date: 2004
Genre: Pop\Rock
Styles: Experimental
Release Date: October 4, 2005

Tom Carter is basically a guitarist and Robert Horton is -- well, something else. This is the list of "instruments" Horton is credited with playing on this album: boot, bowed boot (an important distinction), computer, vibrator, electric toothbrush, slinky, electric barometer, voice, snare drum, percussion, Casio MT-68, computer, field recordings, noise-cancelling headphone-microphones, harmonica, and, er, "sex machine." Whether all of this information leads you to approach the album with glee or deep foreboding will say a lot about your musical personality. Connoisseurs of noise who approach it with cautious interest will be well rewarded. Carter and Horton favor dark, complex, and carefully constructed drones over hellacious racket, and though the sounds get downright creepy from time to time, they are never less than fascinating. The title track is perhaps the darkest and creepiest, with a clangorous guitar right in the center of its swirling vortex; "Hunter's Moon" starts out sounding like a street fight between Einstürzende Neubauten and the crew of the Starship Enterprise -- pots and pans versus phaser guns. But then things suddenly quiet down and the dominant sound is a surprisingly elegant E-Bowed guitar. The quiet but tense, almost fearful "Equinoxium" gives way to the equally quiet but more cheery "Through Earth's Shadow," and both "During Totality" and "Set the Clocks Back" feature the kinds of guitar sounds that you might get if you locked Robert Fripp in the cellar and fed him only potato chips for a week. (That's a compliment.) If you must have melody and rhythm, then this disc is not for you. But for those with patient and adventurous ears, this album is well worth seeking out.

Lunar EclipseTom Carter feat: Robert Horton9:44
Hunter's MoonTom Carter feat: Robert Horton7:12
EquinoxiumTom Carter feat: Robert Horton14:00
Through Earth's ShadowTom Carter feat: Robert Horton15:29
BassismTom Carter feat: Robert Horton6:08
During TotalityTom Carter feat: Robert Horton10:02
Set the Clocks BackTom Carter feat: Robert Horton4:33
GlimmersTom Carter feat: Robert Horton5:56

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