Martin Bisi - Solstice

Martin Bisi

Solstice

Release date: November 08, 2019
Martin Bisi (1961) - producer, engineer, musician, and central figure in New York City's musical history of the past four decades. BC Studio - the Brooklyn studio Bisi founded in 1979 with friends Brian Eno and Bill Laswell, and still owns and operates to this day. A cavernous space located in an industrial building near Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, the studio's idiosyncrasies are undeniably responsible in part for the sounds created there. At BC Studio, Bisi has personally recorded landmark music by Sonic Youth, Swans, Unsane, Afrika Bambaataa, Herbie Hancock, John Zorn, and so many more.Bisi's name is synonymous with the New York City underground. Disparate sounds - from hip-hop to noise-rock to the far reaches of the avantgarde - have added up to a logical whole under the umbrella of BC Studio. Bisi was immortalized in the 2014 documentary film, Sound and Chaos: The Story of BC Studio, chronicling his life and career as a pillar of underground music in New York City and beyond. Before coming back with a brandnew opus under his own name, Bisi worked on BC35 chronicles.BC35,(Vol.1/Vol.2 - Bronson Recordings) is a celebration to the 35th anniversary of BC Studio, and serving as a unique document of the New York City underground. BC35: A weekend of performances, recorded live at BC Studio in January 2016 as a celebration of the studio's 35th anniversary. Consisting of improvised pieces, as well as songs written exclusively for the occasion, the performances comprise an absolute who's-who of BC Studio alumni - roughly 50 participants, including current and former members of Sonic Youth, Swans, White Hills, Foetus, Cop Shoot Cop, Live Skull, Pop 1280, Violent Femmes, The Dresden Dolls, Alice Donut, Lubricated Goat, and more. Bisi himself played guitar on three of the improvised pieces.
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