A very diverse and talented musician, Bret Hart, plays guitar and sings…in one of his permutations. The other is far out improvised music mostly with guitar. The earliest tapes I heard were when he was in Korea putting down some Derek Bailey style scutterings. I have done a couple of improvised CDs with Bret.
Wow…I guess it was with the guy who introduced me to 4-track cassette technology – Sam “Crash” Osteen – when I was living in Monterey, CA in the early 80’s. I had done some strange live music in Pacific Grove with some Portuguese musicians I’d met and I believe that’s what I traded for some stuff he’d done on on a Fostex X15. That layered music really intrigued me. Sam LET ME BORROW THE RECORDER FOR A FEW WEEKS (!), and after I’d gotten some wherewithal on it we produced my first collaborative/trade effort, “Mild Amputation”. Some of those tracks are on the HipWorks CD the Lo-Fi Crypt – Monterey, CA 1983-84.