Brokebox Juke’ is the first collaborative recording by Alan Courtis and Aaron Moore.
Aaron Moore is best known as part of Volcano The Bear, described by The Wire as “producing some of the finest, wildest British music of the last 10 years on record and on stage”, and revered for their peerless releases on labels such as Beta-Lactam Ring and Nurse With Wound’s United Dairies. He’s also one third of Amolvacy (along with Dave Nuss of No Neck Blues Band), and the Paris-based Textile Orchestra.
Alan Courtis was of course an integral part of the infamous Argentinean band Reynols, and has been involved in countless collaborations with names such as Pauline Oliveros, Kawabata Makoto, Campbell Kneale, Lasse Marhaug, Dylan Nyoukis and countless others.
You’d never guess that this album was recorded by correspondence between Buenos Aires and Brooklyn, as the sound of a full multi-faceted band in a warm room rises from the vinyl. Anla Courtis and Aaron Moore throw down delicious rhythmic textures, mariachi-tinged improv, brooding desert psych and more. The range of instruments illustrates the breadth of Courtis/moore’s palette, with tools including drums, guitars, violin, trumpet, beard trimmer, homemade violin, synth, processing and much more.