[Jandek] Harp

Brobish brobish at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 11 16:10:46 PDT 2004


I do believe that the voice belongs to the same
singer.

I have many recordings of self-produced music and let 
them sit around until I have the funds to have them 
manufactured into a format for distribution.  During
this 
interim period I donít stop recording... I continue to
record 
new stuff so when the time rolls around to go to press
with 
a new project there are better things to choose from. 

I think that this could be a M.O. of Jandek as well.  
Perhaps not all the time but I can see it happening
during 
the period of the Ďvoice changeí.

Maybe smoking caught up with the singer.
Or a medical operation...
Or perhaps the overall pitch of the master recordings
have
been shifted down a semi-tone.


Anyways, an aspect of the later recordings that I
hadnít 
given much thought to before that intrigued me
recently 
was that of the harmonica.  I was kind of annoyed by
the 
strafing runs up and down the blow-holes of the
instrument 
but lately Iíve been paying attention to some of the
bends 
that the player executes (i.e. I Threw You Away) and
the 
general melody (excluding the sliding runs) and I find
them 
very interesting.  Especially the bending of notes. 
Itís a 
technique used throughout blues and I find it rather
difficult 
to perform within the context of a melody... but then
again 
Iím a novice at that instrument.

Anybody else have any thoughts on the harp of Jandek?




		
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