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Old 07-10-2011, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone heard of this guy? He was a classically-trained violinist who became an avant-garde musician and philosopher. Flynt dabbled in genres such as: drone, blues, folk, protopunk/garage rock, free jazz, country, tape music, raga, etc. He even created his own musical genre called "avant-garde hillbilly" music in which he often took a minimal (and sometimes noisy and dissonant) approach to country music. You can find his explanation on creating it here. Albeit, I've only skimmed over it, but it seemed fairly interesting.


Anyways, he has been composing and playing music since the 60s, and it's pretty damn unique if you ask me... I highly recommend checking out either I Don't Wanna (recorded in 1966) or New American Ethnic Music Volume 2: Spindizzy.

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That's probably the only track I'll ever really revere by him given that the other stuff I've checked out doesn't have the strong ethnic flare/constantly morphing soundscape... Though I suppose I like him in general. However, as far as drone tracks like that go I'd probably rather listen to Tony Conrad.
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Yea, I spoke too soon when I made this thread. A lot of his music is very repetitive, and you really have to dig to find some of his good material. Although, I think his album, I Don't Wanna, is interesting for 1966.

Can't say I prefer Conrad over him, though.

Oh, and it's good to see that you're back, Clutnuckle.
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Conrad is better. His work with Faust alone is reason enough, whilst Slapping Pythagorus and Four Violins are great too.

As for Flynt, not a huge fan. There is much better drone out there, it's just... dull for the most part.
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