“Watch the Throne” is the name of a collaborative piece by Dean Blunt and James Ferraro, recorded live at the Soho House in Beverly Hills, on November 3rd, 2012. Ferraro plays the grand piano and Blunt handles the Rhodes and the vocals. The two outsiders play very well together here and expand on the idea of “furniture music”. With a lot of chatter, laughters and occasional sounds of plates and forks it blends together perfectly with the venue’s ambience, which melts into a mess of sounds. Blunt and Ferraro create a meandering, minimalistic ambience with occasional singing/remarks from Blunt that a bit of Fushitsusha-like ghostliness, without the screeching, overdriven guitars. This is the inverse of Fushitsusha, a sprawling piano/organ vista that should be played during a sunset at a terrace of the restaurant overlooking downtown LA. If this kind of stuff was always played in fancy venues, I’d become a restaurant reviewer or something. So much bliss.


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