John Duncan and Extended Organ
Extended Organ (Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley, Joe Potts, Tom Recchion & Fredrik Nilsen)
event held : July 14, 2007 7pm
"John Duncan -- ostracized by the arts community of 1980 Los Angeles (and in Stockholm in 2002) after airing documentation of Blind Date, his work involving necrophilia as a metaphor for male emotional repression -- returns for the first time in five years with a performance of cataclysmic sound of unknown origin executed in total darkness. Contrast that with the splintered sound collage of Extended Organ, a SoCal supergroup made of Tom Recchion on Kurzweil and guitar, vocalist/mess-making mastermind Paul McCarthy, irascible stuffed-animal noiser Mike Kelley, prototurntabalist sampling by Joe Potts and onanistic organ-grinding by Fredrik Nilsen. That the accumulated effects of these experiences are tantamount to ejaculation in one's spiritual ovum is an understatement; that these people do mankind a service by exploring the possibilities of sound as betterment of the human organism -- not so much."
--- by David Cotner, LA Weekly