FRED FRITH / TIM OLIVE

Sun Reverse The Footpedal

(Evolving Ear) Used CD $3.00

“Tim Olive (guitar) and Fritz Welch (percussion) scratch and gnaw each other on this improvised collection of works” from 2004, according to All About Jazz. “A dry and somewhat stark or uninviting scenario.” Letterpress printed chipboard jacket.

PSI

Black American Flag

(Evolving Ear - EE08) CD $5.00

Two longish improvisations by guitarist Chris Forsyth, Jaime Fennely on electronics, and percussionist Fritz Welch, recorded in the studios of Columbia University’s WKCR, and live in Brooklyn. “Headfirst Into the Flames” is all harsh sputters and raw scrapings, notable for Welch’s upfront percussion. “May Day” sets up intersecting drones and percussive lines, swirling and evolving in exquisite tension.