Intransitive Recordings is very proud to present Love Me Two Times, the highly anticipated double-CD epic by Jason Lescalleet (tapeloops) and nmperign (Bhob Rainey - soprano sax, and Greg Kelley - trumpet). The result of six years of live and studio collaboration, LM2X is by far the most ambitious and uncompromising statement yet by this formidable trio.
The album begins as a more-or-less straight documentary-style recording of group improvisation, but don't get too comfortable - over the course of the next two hours, the ground steadily shifts, the bottom drops out, and any expectations a listener may have had going in are thoroughly trampled. Join the group as they visit art galleries, rock clubs, living rooms, at least one church, and the kitchen of a famous chef, before finally putting a fist through an amplifier. Fans will find the usual ingredients here: crusty old reel-to-reel tape decks, cheap keyboards, amplified and acoustic horns - but rude tape splices, violent humor, and confusingly degraded fidelity push the music far from safe territory. The visceral drama of LM2X does not neatly spell out its intentions, nor does it signal exactly what it has up its sleeve. It exists in its own universe, demands repeat listens and to be taken on its own terms.
Praise for "Love Me Two Times":
"A five-year endeavor encompassing a stunning range of styles, fidelities, and emotions, 'Love Me Two Times' solidified this trio's reputation as a genre-crossing juggernaut operating in its own league of contemporary noise, improvisation, and electroacoustic composition... it continues to be cited as a benchmark recording in experimental music." - Nameless Sound
"Love Me Two Times isn’t two hours of the same trick done from different angles; the album shifts focus distinctly as the discs progress. Lescalleet often proves to be the wildcard; he’s frequently the catalyst for the album’s most divergent segments, and his tape loops are an engaging foil for Rainey and Kelley." - Dusted Magazine
"This is a sensational album. Allow me to state here and now: I would be perfectly comfortable in a variety of settings (art-gallery gig/rock club/street brawl) knowing that these motherfuckers had my back. They are hard, man; there is no fat on these fellahs or on the sounds they is makin'. What you really wanna do is cue up the whole thing from start to end, get comfortable with a beer and a dog, and settle in for a couple hours-worth of new-musical trip. (And if you're at all like me, start all over again when you're done). 9/10" - Foxy Digitalis
"An enormous endeavour, and the results are astounding." - Monochrom
"Recorded at a wide range of venues with correspondingly varied attacks (not to mention degrees of fidelity), 'Love Me Two Times' provides as comprehensive a picture as is likely feasible of these three, from the microscopically subtle to blood smeared yawps, from gorgeously woven drones to, well, Julia Child. Very, very good stuff." - Bagatellen
released 20 July 2013
Originally published as a 2xCD in a limited edition of 1000 copies.
Design by Mike Shiflet.