Written-by, Percussion, Mixed By, Artwork, Liner Notes – Glenn Kotche. Recorded at the Loft, Chicago. Track 5 recorded at Soma . Additional recording for tracks 1 and 2 at Semaphore, Chicago. With 20 page semi-glossy full colour booklet. Jewel case packaged inside cardstock sleeve. Mobile (CD, Album, Promo, Car).
Glenn Kotche, who pounds the skins for both Wilco and spin-off Loose Fur, actually merits the "experimental" tag. On his third solo album, Kotche serves up another collection of compositions that give no indication that his main gig is drumming for a pop band. Instead, Mobile is made up of eight instrumental pieces, largely percussive, that chart closer to minimalist compositions of the latter 20th century.
Mobile, percussionist Glenn Kotche's third solo offering, is his first for Nonesuch. Being a member of Wilco made scoring a record deal with his band's prestigious label a bit easier to come by, perhaps, but it's well-deserved nonetheless. Kotche has played on over 70 recordings and performed in a variety settings over the past decade. He's a member of Loose Fur with Wilco bandmate Jeff Tweedy and Jim O'Rourke, and half of On Fillmore with bassist Darin Gray
Drummer Glenn Kotche of the rock band Wilco has similar musical wanderlust. This solo album, Mobile, is an exploration of form and emptiness, sound and silence, and a variety of melodic percussive instruments are employed. Kothce's his influences are widespread from Steve Reich, as in the first track, to Balinese chant and African mbira tunes. If you think of Glenn Kotche as just a drummer in a popular rock band (Wilco), then you are very mistaken. Kotche is one of the most interesting percussionists on the planet, and an intriguing composer/rearranger. His reimagining of Steve Reich's 'Clapping Music' stretches and layers the original parts into a percussive tapestry - very inventive.
Glenn Kotche /ˈkoʊtʃi/ (born December 31, 1970 in Roselle, Illinois, United States) is an American drummer and composer, best known for his involvement in the band Wilco. He was named the 40th greatest drummer of all time by Gigwise in 2008. Prior to working with Wilco, Kotche released a four-track album entitled Introducing.
Glenn Kotche, Mobile. When a well-known drummer makes a solo album, you never know what to expect. It could be a concept album, a collection of songs kept hidden from bandmates (cf Phil Collins), a virtuoso showcase of drum solos, ground-breaking sonic adventures (cf Chris Cutler) or the revelation of some dazzling parallel talent (cf Gary Husband's piano-playing). Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche covers all these bases except hit songs, with a wilfully arcane yet surprisingly listenable collection of percussion pieces.
Is Mobile the best album by Glenn Kotche? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Mobile by Glenn Kotche (2006) Release date: 2006-03-03 Overall rank: 41,076th. Accolades: Top albums of 2006 ( 1,059th ). Top albums of the 2000s ( 9,914th ). Best albums of all time ( 41,076th ).
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|2||Mobile Parts 1 & 2|
|3||Mobile Part 3|
|4||Projections Of (What) Might|
|6||Reductions Of Imitations|
|8||Fantasy On A Shona Theme|
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