AD232 Fuck Lungs (Curt Oren & Joe Hess) 'Fuck Lungs'

by Already Dead Tapes and Records

  • Limited Edition Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Clear with Golden Foil Liner C37
    Edition of 100
    Includes immediate download and download card

    Includes unlimited streaming of AD232 Fuck Lungs (Curt Oren & Joe Hess) 'Fuck Lungs' via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Cover Illustration by Curtis Tinsley

"Though Fuck Lungs is only comprised of two members, it is in many ways a super group. Curt Oren, god of the internet and master of blowing the baritone, is accompanied by one of St. Louis's most creative forces in Joe Hess in an effort to create perhaps one of, if not the best free jazz records of the year.

Fuck Lungs is a bombastic, challenging and thoroughly engrossing experience that requires full attention. Perhaps it is oxymoronic to say, but it is everything one would expect from a great free jazz record. Oren manipulates the baritone sax in ways that would make your high school band teacher livid. From loud and boisterous runs to softly whispering to the reed, the noises coming from Curt's horn are always otherworldly.

The album really melds together, however, through percussion work. Hess's drums are patient and smart, making space for sound manipulation and horns to take shape and hammering home the point when need be. Not unlike a trequartista, Hess pulls strings in the background awaiting the perfect opportunity to volley home each track.

Oren and Hess wade through numerous dynamic shifts from track to track. It opens with a grandiose swell and moves back and forth between the soft and tedious to loud, slow and sludgy. The chemistry between this pair of midwest weirdos is undeniable and the end product is not soon forgettable. This is an album that gleams with talent throughout and retains its shine after multiple listens. It's something to be thankful for...because today is Thanksgiving or whatever."
- Jacob Watkins, Already Dead Tapes, 2016


released November 25, 2016



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