AMALGAM

Bill Harris - Blinking Glue

01. Fragments of Sobriquets
02. Tongue Tied Double Windsor
03. The Sunlight Draws a Curtain
04. Hands Secrete a Monument
05. As Flies Have Walls for Feet
06. Mirrors to the Animals

Blinking Glue is the second solo record from Chicago-based percussionist Bill Harris. Building off of ideas and material from his 2021 solo recording, ONOMAT, Blinking Glue is a single-take, 25-minute live performance that explores live feedback manipulation, rhythmic concepts, and prepared drums and percussion.

Solo work for drumset, percussion, feedback, prepared floor tom by Bill Harris.

Recorded at the Music Garage, Chicago, on December 27, 2021.

Recording, mixing, mastering, artwork by Bill Harris.

Cover and back illustration is from the 1998 IAEA report inis-ua--062, “Room 305/2 Block 4 of the Chernobyl NPP: Its Condition, Assessment of the Amount of Fuel.” The room is a jumble of building structural elements, reactor parts, and fuel containing material in various forms, including “lava” flows.

Album and track titles taken from words by Cedric Bixler-Zavala.

01. Fragments of Sobriquets
02. Tongue Tied Double Windsor
03. The Sunlight Draws a Curtain
04. Hands Secrete a Monument
05. As Flies Have Walls for Feet
06. Mirrors to the Animals

Blinking Glue is the second solo record from Chicago-based percussionist Bill Harris. Building off of ideas and material from his 2021 solo recording, ONOMAT, Blinking Glue is a single-take, 25-minute live performance that explores live feedback manipulation, rhythmic concepts, and prepared drums and percussion.

Solo work for drumset, percussion, feedback, prepared floor tom by Bill Harris.

Recorded at the Music Garage, Chicago, on December 27, 2021.

Recording, mixing, mastering, artwork by Bill Harris.

Cover and back illustration is from the 1998 IAEA report inis-ua--062, “Room 305/2 Block 4 of the Chernobyl NPP: Its Condition, Assessment of the Amount of Fuel.” The room is a jumble of building structural elements, reactor parts, and fuel containing material in various forms, including “lava” flows.

Album and track titles taken from words by Cedric Bixler-Zavala.