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Featuring Otto Fischer on guitar, keyboards, bass, drums & vocal. The late Derek Bailey's Incus records also had a limited edition CD-R line called the Sideline Series. One of their releases was by British guitarist and singer Otto Fischer.
Mr. Fischer is playing at The Stone this week (7/2/09) and left us with his new solo offering. "With Blind Fate" starts things off with a most tasty song, exquisite vocals with elegant layers of strings and warm sampled reeds. Otto has a soothing, quietly soulful voice layers of soft, floating keyboard samples and somber rhythm machine grooves.
I can hear some of that innocent charm found in early Harry Nilsson or maybe early David Bowie. What this has to do with Derek Bailey, I am not quite sure. I am most enchanted nonetheless. I could see this disc getting a glowing review in Mojo Magazine if they would only take the time to listen.
A gift from the gods, perhaps? No, a truly a unexpected delight.
- Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music gallery
Track List :
love her arms are empty 03:58
and out 04:23
so obscure 04:44
All compositions by oe FISCHER