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75 Dollar Bill -- Wooden Bag finally back in print on vinyl!!
Che Chen: electric guitar, quartertone electric guitar, alto saxophone / Rick Brown: percussion, alto saxophone
Formed in 2012, 75 Dollar Bill draw from various sources from around the world and across disciplines — everything from Mauritanian guitar to raw minimalism and blown-out urban blues — yet this New York City instrumental duo’s music sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Originally released in January of 2015, their limited vinyl debut, Wooden Bag, followed various cassette and digital EPs, and quickly sold out. In 2016 the group released their critically acclaimed 2nd album, WOOD/METAL/PLASTIC/PATTERN/RHYTHM/ROCK, which fleshed out the band's sound with ensemble arrangements for strings and horns; Wooden Bag captures the rawness and intensity of the duo formation and hews closer to their incendiary live sound. Now back in print from new lacquers cut at Chicago Mastering and manufactured at Memphis Record Pressing, this re-release sounds and looks fantastic. A must-have for fans both old and new, the LP comes packaged in a custom “disco sleeve,” which reproduces the original’s hand-stamped art, and includes a download card.
Che Chen has recorded and toured playing violin, guitar and other instruments with a diverse set of artists; True Primes, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Chie Mukai and Tony Conrad. His guitar work explores a variety of influences, including Mauritanian guitar, Indian music, North Mississippi guitar boogie, Sun Ra, Led Zeppelin, the Velvets, Henry Flynt, and DNA.
Rick Brown has been playing unconventional, alternately crude and rhythmically advanced, drums and percussion on the downtown New York scene since the early ‘80s, and has recorded and toured with numerous bands, including V-Effect, Run On, Timber, Fish & Roses, and Les Batteries. He's appeared live or on record with Tortoise, Matmos, Yo La Tengo, Charles Hayward, Fred Frith, Malcolm Mooney, Elliott Sharp, Jean Smith, Chris Stamey and others.