by Nick Butcher
HT021 - 2008
"Bee Removal" is Nick Butcher's newest exploration of sound and vision. The followup to "The Complicated Bicycle" (his first album, critically praised and packaged in a handmade, hand-printed book by Nick himself), this new LP turns found instrumentation - radio, guitar, air organ, tape players, trains passing, coins, etc. - into focused compositions. Recorded in Nick's Chicago home and studio, using what he describes as "haphazard recording techniques," "Bee Removal" is a majestic souvenir of invention. Not to mention: the packaging is a hand-screened Chris Kerr illustration - and the vinyl is delicious and icy white.