Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The Beautiful Chaos of Ash Bowie, Helium Bassist and Polvo Mastermind
All hail to Mary Timony, of course, but Ash Bowie's fuzzed-out baseline provides the right counterpoint to Timony's breathy and erotic guitar & lyrics for Helium's "Pat's Trick."
And what to say about Polvo's "Vibracobra", Ash Bowie's original and "difficult" band's early song? It was said that people would listen to Polvo records and think that it was all studio tricks; then you went to see them live, and play the songs' noise note for note. If only contemporary poetry approached this kind of lovely-scary.