Artist: Trad Gras Och Stenar
Album: Homeless Cats
Label: Subliminal Sounds
Review date: Sep. 11, 2009
Jim O’Rourke is profiled and his new release is discussed.
Mr. O’Rourke, 40, is about equally known for his own music — albums like “Eureka,” “Insignificance” and his remarkable new one, “The Visitor” — as for his work for other people. For about 10 years, starting in the mid-1990s, Mr. O’Rourke, based in Chicago and then New York, saw his craft, knowledge and legendarily selfless work ethic connect some far-apart poles in music: pop, improvised music, contemporary classical and noise.