Matt Weston - For Teri Morris - 7" EP

Matt Weston - For Teri Morris - 7" EP

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R-5760868-1415314096-1299.jpeg Two songs by our old pal Matt Weston. In tribute to former Crystalized Movements drummer Teri Morris, whom Matt played with in Tizzy. Sleeve art by Jotham Stavely. “Matt plays his brains and heart out here….a nice tribute to an extremely special spirit.” – Byron Coley, The Wire "Teri Morris drummed in Crystalized Movements, and after that Tizzy. That latter band is where she and multi-instrumentalist Matt Weston played for a time. In 2011 Morris died from breast cancer, and this is Weston’s tribute to her. You won’t hear much of the Movements’ psychedelic excess of Tizzy’s crisp power pop here, though. Weston’s a restless, plugged into the improv as well as rock worlds, so the sounds are his, and the connection to Morris is on a conceptual level; it’s all about rhythm. “Coiling For The Kickback” has a full on bass and drums attack that I could imagine Watt and Hurley gifting to someone they like, but I’m not sure how they’d feel about the Fred Frith-ian spider-walking guitars and Mellotron interjections. Not that it matters, since it’s not theirs anymore. “Walking Through The Undertow” has less to do with rock linguistics. It’s an assembly of played and programmed drum tracks, chopped and shuffled but not so much as to compromise the groove. Perhaps Weston wants to say that while people and styles come and go, the beat goes on? Only 150 of this single were pressed, and the uneven borders of the sleeve’s components makes me thing that a scissors was used to cut them to size, which only makes the record feel that much more personal." --Doug Mosurock, Still Single

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