The Sallow Rakes

by Jim Strong

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Jim Strong, The Sallow Rakes (VT33)

"Vitrine is thrilled to announce a new cassette from Pennsylvania-based visual artist and instrument builder, Jim Strong. The Sallow Rakes runs a triathlon down the middle and back again through Strong’s varied repertoire, which encompasses broken electronics, free improvisation, crank-based mechanisms and sound poetry. His work marries dance and video with homespun artifacts of painting and hand-built machinery. The Sallow Rakes suggests the most curious reaches of mail art and sound poetry, reminding the listener of under appreciated acts of the Underwhich Audiographics family such as DUCT and Tekst. Vitrine alumni Mel Bentley provides text and voice as counterpoint to Strong’s amorphous instrumentation and spoken word. Rubber burns on a pyre of wet oak. Breath bleeds into the more discreet sounds of the body. Jim Strong has made a name for himself privileging the collaborative and intuitive serendipity of performance. That said, The Sallow Rakes is an inclusive marvel which yet speaks of a focused and individual personality. The protein mirror. Bob Cobbing’s work in Konkrete Canticle is a possible road marker, but that doesn’t quite get the adventurous traveler all the way there. This is an invented compass, pointing to a True North beyond the axises. Here, an interior mystery play of device. Limited to 100 copies. Available November 2016. Sold out at source."


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released November 18, 2016

Recorded at Home in Narberth, PA
Spring-Summer of 2016

Words and Sounds by Jim Strong
Performed on Voice and Homemade Instruments: Theplateofurchins (Wood, Aluminum, Strings, Piezo Transducers, Humbucker Pickups, Hand Stamped Leather Straps- front cover) Hand (motion activated sensor, springs, piezos), MotorInstrument (motors, batteries, plastic, piezos), BoxLung (Pressurized air, Wooden Box) Mechanismofthewriter (Wood, Strings, Acrylic, Leather, Piezos), Reeds, Tubes, Amplified Computer Screen


Mel Bentley Voice on "Sallow Rakes"
Words and Voice on "Kayak"
Alex Strong Drums on "Cotati Year"

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jim strong Pennsylvania

Jim Strong is an experimental instrument builder and visual artist. His Instruments are built intuitively utilizing Crank Mechanisms, Strings, Broken Electronics and pressurized air. His most recent work explores movement and improvisation through wearable instrumentation. He Plays solo and in variable group improvisations and works collaboratively in Dance, Video and Theater. ... more

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