Any of y'all Glenn Branca fans?


#1

Listening to him for the first time really. Light Field on “The Ascension” is my favourite so far. Where next?


#2

Yes! Personally The Ascension and Lesson No. 1 are my favourite pieces of his (preferred his earlier stuff etc.) but I went to see him perform “Hallucination City” (the symphony for 100 guitars) at the Roundhouse about 10 years ago and that was phenomenal.


#3

The Ascension is just fucking stunning. Have listened to a few of his later symphonies and have really enjoyed them but that album is the one. Have the DVD of Symphonies no. 8 & 10 and that’s great too actually.


#4

Saw him support sonic youth once with a double bodied guitar


#5

Yes, naturally. Agree with the Ascension/Lesson No.1 consensus thus far ITT.


#6

ah i’ll just give up there then cheers


#7

Yeah, you’ve peaked with him already.


#8

Go further with Rhys Chatham and other artists out of the No Wave scene.
Or artists that influenced Branca like Tony Conrad, Terry Riley or La Monte Young.


#9

CONRAD! :metal::metal::metal:


#10

The second track on The Ascension or Lesson 1.


#11

Aye I’ve listened to some of Chatman John’s stuff - I feel it’d be a lot better live though


#12

been listening to 10 Years Alive on the Infinite Plain a bit recently. it’s fucking great! 90 minutes long.

for Glenn Branca Symphony No. 1 is really good as well I think


#13

RIP


#14

Guess I won’t see him live then. RIP.


#15

Saw him at primavera with 10 or so guitarists, was great


#16

oh man


#17

That’s a shame. Seen him a couple of times, including at ATP and when one of my mates played in his 100 Guitars Orchestra.


#18

Ah fuck


#19

Dosed. Going to blast Ascension LOUD at the weekend.


#20

I’ve put Symphony No 13 on, but not at full volume because I like my neighbours. It’s intense nonetheless.