AtT, prep. [AS.aet], 1. on; in; near; by: As at the ... Released in CD format only in 1992 is sort of an unusual release. Created from the Conveniens studio recording remnants and materials for a possible 1989 Conveniens release that didn't happen, AT takes eclectic to an extreme sounding like a compilation. Yes you have John Maz-drums, David Sterling Smith-keyboards again, but pulling the band in different directions is Tom Jonusaitis, brains of the Bonemen Of Barumba he notorious Chicago post-punk band. Tom appears on three tracks: Zinozydeco-accordion, Amityvilelvis-guitar, Urbanpolygyny-keyboard. An intresting note: John Maz is the drummer on a Bonemen Of Barumba EP, track; Toombah For Ronnie. Also appearing on AT is Ted Blood Buchanan: Egartibra-saxophone. Teddy is known for his appearances on Chicago's WGN Bozo's Circus with The Buchanan Brothers Trio he height of his childhood career. Both Tom and Ted can be heard in tighter format on the Conveniens Clear LP. THE AT TRACKS, CONVENIENS SURAB-Conventional straight ahead dance beat ar us spelled backward. TONSURE-Ethereal landscaping (a special haircut}. ZINOZYDECO-Cajun space cowboy. AMITYVILELVIS-Dedication to Elvis is excessive promiscuity. DIYDDIYD-Somewhat rhythmic new age. URBANPOLYGYNY-Urban culture at rush hour raffic jam. NELLIMONK-Nonrhythmic textural drums and piano. EGARTIBRA-Improvisational sax piano drums rbitrage spelled backwards. INTERVIEW-Speaks for itself. Outside of David Sterling Smith's entrance into new ageiyddiyd, Tonsure there are three redeeming cuts to Conveniens AT: Urbanpolygyny, Jonusaitis brings in the dissonant hardcore sound while Maz takes an Alvin Jone's Trane approach. Nellimonk, a texturalized conception of improvisation, piano and drums. Possibly the best artistic work Smith and Maz have ever done. Interview, in a radio station recording interview which wasn't working out, Smith and Maz took over. Manipulating the tape recording turning it into a work of musique concre'te, then giving the interviewing DJ ave Anton an author credit! These are original 1992 CDs of AT which were found in storage in limited quantity in Convenience vaults. Intresting note; a number of these CDs were originally distributed in sealed blister packs.
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