Media Watch: Pitchfork Raves Over Century Plants

Century Plants
Century Plants (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Last Friday on Pitchfork, Marc Masters raved about Albany’s intrepid sonic explorers Century Plants in “The Out Door,” the column that he co-authors with Grayson Currin.

In reviewing the new release from the diehard experimental music duo of Ray Hare and Eric Hardiman, Masters hailed “Dissolvers” – Century Plants’ split vinyl LP with Locrian – as “both stubbornly free and devoutly musical,” as well as boasting “wide, cavernous sounds.” Yeah, and then he compares the duo’s tracks – “Fading Out” and “Delirium” – to Neil Young’s “Arc.” Not too shabby…

And right there right at the top of the column? Why, it’s a photograph of Century Plants by master shutter-smith Andrzej Pilarczyk – a performance photo originally published on in conjunction with Century Plants’ opening act gig for Faust at Proctors back in 2009.

Next up for Century Plants? They’ll be playing the next Albany Sonic Arts Collective concert at Upstate Artists Guild in Albany at 8pm on Saturday, February 19. Also performing will be Holland Hopson, SoundBarn and Insect Posse. Admission is $5.

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