Gloyd, tonight featuring just the trio, Wendy, Neil and Donald, were and are in some great young underground bands including Birthing Hips, Creative Healing, Guerilla Toss, Fat Worm Of Error and Happy Birthday.
Wendy Eisenberg uses the languages of free jazz, new music, metal and art song; her music challenging the representational and technical demands placed on a guitar and a banjo in contemporary music.
“I can’t perform free jazz if I’m not also in a rock band, and I can’t perform songs if I’m not also playing free jazz … it all has to be there because if it’s not all there, I feel unbalanced and can’t do anything,” she said.
Wendy might be the most liberating guitarist since Derek Bailey. Few players coax such a vast array of sounds from those six strings, all of it coming in a torrent that has no regard for whether the lines connect easily or not. They come rapidly, leaving the listener to wonder what the hell just happened and to find out more by exploring it further. Which leads to more details coming to light.
“Circles, angles, arcs, lines, intersections, Wendy Eisenberg is an explorer, inventor, author, observer, reporter, and much more. On the vanguard of the new new school, where teacher and student are irrelevant distinctions, Wendy has smelted these fine alloys for you; to build a skyscraper with a new type of scaffold.” – Matt Pike, Founder of HEC Tapes
“She seems to balance on a polarity between the abstract and the pragmatic, referencing geometric lines, the neat collision of mathematics, and coyly teasing out an equation that we’ve yet to see (or understand) in full. And with that air of mystery, there’s intrigue.” – Kelly Kirwan, ThrdCoast