- Cold Sweat / Max Sings
- Artist: PIETERS,KIM / RUSSELL,BRUCE & MAX / STAPLETON,PETE
- Format: 7" Single
- Release Date: 4/28/2015
2002 release. The trio of Kim Pieters, Bruce Russell, and Peter Stapleton is well known to listeners who recognize and understand a good thing when they hear it. Their two CDs, Last Glass (Corpus Hermeticum 007, 1995) and Sex/Machine (Metonymic 005, 1999), are powerful extensions of free music improvisation, taking the shake of the unknown well past the barriers of all suspected tongues. The A-side of this 33rpm 7 is a palate-forcing distender of their previous work, making blocks of concrete shimmer w/ a force that seems almost entirely natural. The B-side, on which the three are joined by Bruce's son, Max, is another kettle of gawp. Not since the early days of papa Russell's Dead C has NZ structure been so gorgeously deformed. In a sense, this track resembles nothing so much as the first punch thrown in the battle to give no wave shenanigans a place at the Kiwi table. Yow.