Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Music
cover art

Bruce Gilbert

This Way

(Editions Mego; US: 8 Dec 2009; UK: Import)

As the guitarist for UK post-punk pioneers Wire, Bruce Gilbert compressed rhythms into tense, sharp spurts that revolutionized the sound of modern rock. As a solo artist, he utilized that same sense of imagination and adventure to the concept of ambient music. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Editions Mego delivers this beautiful sounding reissue of Gilbert’s 1984 debut masterstroke, originally released on Mute. Remastered by multimedia sound sculptor Russell Haswell, the new version of This Way marks the first time this album has been released in its originally intended form in the United States, and remains as stunning and epic a drone poem as it was back when Gilbert initially recorded it.

Rating:

Ron Hart is currently enjoying his 11th year as a professional music journalist. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications as CMJ, Billboard.com, SPIN.com, The Village Voice, Gear, Paper, SHOUT NY, Paperthinwalls.com, Blender, Yellow Rat Bastard, Good Times, Paste, and Barnesandnoble.com among others. He is also the editor and publisher of the Interboro Rock Tribune, a free NYC music zine now in its 6th year in print. Please give us traffic on our website at http://www.irtmag.com.


Media
Related Articles
5 May 2013
"With the meaningless luxury of hindsight", Wilson Neate echoes back at the band its own detachment -- and its dry wit. This reverberates with his own sharp, honest, but affectionate reaction to Wire's sounds and moods.
22 Nov 2009
The former Wire guitarist's first new solo material in a decade is, in a word, pretentious.
discussion by
Comments
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.