Mick Rossi’s 160 began as a score for a short documentary film by Matt Dine about the German oboist and instrument maker Albrecht Mayer. Fully fleshed out to be a standalone recording, the result is music that transcends genres—typical of the artist’s voice. A veteran of New York’s Downtown scene, Brooklynite Rossi creates a recording of contrasts: beauty and discord, whimsy and gravitas, virtuosity and rawness. Dense. And intense. Multi-tracked in real time, Rossi plays all of the diverse instruments, including out-of-tune organs, drums with brooms, harmonium with a Rat pedal and a dog toy. All at 160 bpm.
Albi No. 1 (mp3)