la gloria original surfaced as the debut lp of empirical – aka marcel bear. this was a well-liked drone-piece contructed around bear’s unusual shimsaw – an amplified aluminium saw that creates a streaming, shimmering drone when played with a bow. eventually though, la gloria became essentially the alias of one dave coventry, with bear side-lining into a complimentary backing musician.
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- jeremiad [1999 freedom from FF0070]