January 16, 2016

Rolling Stone's 14th best avant album of 2015

Bill Orcutt and Jacob Felix Heule, 'Colonial Donuts'

A set of 13 brief, visceral, blurt-sized improv sets that puts the "primal" in "American primitive." Until 1997, Bill Orcutt made explosive, full-body-orgasm noise-rock in Harry Pussy and, 20 years later, re-emerged as an acoustic, scissor-fingered blues shredder. This duet with Bay Area drum splatterer Jacob Felix Heule splits the difference between the two eras: It's an explosive, high-energy collaboration that's as close to Delta Blues as Lightning Bolt.