New Rules for Noise
- Artist: Gordon Grdina's Box Cutter
- Format: CD
- Release Date:8/26/2008
LINE 29 Gordon Grdina, guitar Francois Houle, clarinets Karlis Silins, bass Kenton Loewen, drums Box Cutter cuts through stylistic boundaries. The players weave in and out of free-form improvisations, grooves, and lyrical melodic statements with equal enjoyment. The band leaves no stone unturned, making use of every possibility that presents itself. This is a band that loves to improvise. It will make music out of anything: the sound of wind, a chime, a feel, a phrase, a tune... Box Cutter feels equally at home making music out of pure sound and texture as making a soulful melody sing. What the critics are saying: Gordon Grdina\'s Box Cutter: Unlearn (2006, Spool/Line): Oh dear, another good guitar album! Grdina is based on Vancouver. Plays oud and an interest in Arabic classical music, but here it\'s just guitar, in a quartet with François Houle on clarinets. Houle is terrific. Grdina mostly pushes things along, momentum the secret of the success. [B+(***)] --Tom Hull.