The 9INE project had nine musicians for a grueling 9 hours of harsh noise improvisation on April 9, 2012 at The Vinyards in Rochester, NY. It was a Monday. We were playing from 9am to 6pm. Despite being open to the public and the presence of a tip jar, we really did this for ourselves.
I discovered the digital archive of the 9INE music project on Soundcloud. 9INE has 36 Followers? “Oh, that’s cool,” I say to myself, “and more than I would expect.” One of them is Roger Eno. (Comedic record scratch) Wait, one of them is Roger Eno?!
I have a bunch of albums featuring him on piano, including a few by his brother – producer of U2, Talking Heads, and Devo – Brian Eno. I have the LP Roger did with Harold Budd on prominent display in my den.
I was suspect. “Ok, but is it REALLY Roger Eno?” It didn’t take long to realize that, yes, it is. “Surely, he must follow a lot of people.” – Nope, only 93.
Anyway, if you’re sonic appreciation palette includes what most people would consider the equivalent to calling a dial-up modem while in a downtown Manhattan traffic jam , you might like it. If not, you might want to skip this.