Alan Licht


Solo Electric Guitar

Four Years Later (Editions Mego, 2013)
YMCA (Family Vineyard, 2009)
Sink the Aging Process (Silbreeze, 1994)

Solo Electric Guitar, Organ

Rabbi Sky (Siltbreeze, 1999)

Solo Electric Guitar, Organ, and Tape

A New York Minute (XI 2CD, 2003)
Plays Well (Crank Automotive, 2001)
The Evan Dando of Noise? (Corpus Hermeticum, 1997)

Improvised Music: Duos & Trios

We Thought We Could Do Anything
with Brian Chase (drums) (New Images, 2014)
Into the Night Sky
with Loren Connors (guitar) (Family Vineyard, 2010)
Five A's Two C's One D One E Two H's Three I's One K Three L's One M Three N's Two O's One S One T One W
with Aki Onda (cassettes, electronics) & Michael Snow (piano, synthesizer, shortwave radio) (Les Disques Victo, 2008)
with Aki Onda (Family Vineyard, 2008)
Willow Weep and Moan For Me
with Tetuzi Akiyama (guitar) & Oren Ambarchi (guitar) (Antiopic 3" CD, 2006)
In France
with Loren Connors (FBWL, 2003)
Our Lips Are Sealed
with Tamio Shiraishi (sax) (Pure, 1997)
with Loren MazzaCane Connors (Road Cone, 1997; now Family Vineyard, digital release)
Two Nights
with Loren MazzaCane Connors (Road Cone, 1996; now Family Vineyard, digital release)
Live in NYC
with Loren MazzaCane Connors (New World of Sound, 1996)
Clear To Higher Time
The Blue Humans: with Rudolph Grey (guitar) and Tom Surgal (drums) (New Alliance, 1992)

Improvised Music: Four or More

Nothing Makes Any Sense
with Nels Cline (guitar), Carlos Giffoni (guitar) & Lee Ranaldo (guitar) (No Fun Productions, 2007)
Un Pranzo Provoloso/A Fabulous Lunch
Text of Light: with Tim Barnes (percussion), Ulrich Krieger (sax, electronics) & Lee Ranaldo (guitar) (FinalMuzik, 2006)
Metal Box 3CD Text of Light
(as above, add William Hooker (drums), DJ Olive (turntables), Christian Marclay (turntables) (Dirter Productions, 2006)
PiL-derived title and packaging concept by Alan Licht
Text of Light s/t
(as above, minus Barnes) (Starlight Furniture Co., 2004)
Hoffman Estates
with Loren Mazzacane Connors (guitar), Josh Abrams (bass), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Mike Colligan (clarinet, reeds),
Kevin Drumm (table-top guitar), Darin Gray (bass), Rob Mazurek (cornet), Jim O'Rourke (guitar, keyboards), Rick Rizzo (guitar), Chad Taylor (drums),
Ken Vandermark (sax) (Drag City, 1998)
Gerry Miles
with Connie Burg (bass clarinet), Keiji Haino (vocals), Melissa Weaver (piano) (Atavistic, 1996)
Tudor City The Max Factory
side one with Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), side two add Lin Culberton (keyboard), Tom Surgal (drums) (Ecstatic Yod, 1995)

Rock Bands

Lee Ranaldo & the Dust: Acoustic Dust (El Segell de Primavera, 2014)
---------------------------------Last Night on Earth (Matador, 2013)

Run On: No Way (Matador, 1997)
-----------Start Packing (Matador, 1996)
-----------On/Off EP (Matador, 1995)

Love Child: Witchcraft (Homestead, 1992)
----------------Okay? (Homestead, 1991)
----------------Love Child Plays Moondog EP (Forced Exposure, 1990)
----------------Love Child EP (Trash Flow, 1990)

Guest Appearances

Lee Ranaldo Between the Tides and the Times (Matador, 2012)
Boredoms 77 Boadrum 2CD, DVD (Thrill Jockey, 2010)
Ulrich Krieger Fathom (Sub Rosa, 2010)
Jandek "Tribal Ether" on Glasgow Sunday (Corwood CD & DVD, 2008)
Rhys Chatham & His Guitar Trio All-Stars: Guitar Trio is My Life!, "Guitar Trio Pt. 1, Brooklyn" and "Guitar Trio Pt. 2, Brooklyn"
(Table of the Elements, 2008)
Loren Connors "Part Four"on Hymn of the North Star (Family Vineyard, 2007)
Mandarin Movie s/t (Aesthetics, 2005) with Rob Mazurek (cornet, leader), Matt Lux (bass), Jason Ajemian (bass), Frank Rosaly (drums), Steve Swell (trombone)
Phill Niblock "Guitar Too, for Four-Massed Version" on G2, 44 +/x2 (Moikai, 2002)
The Pacific Ocean "There's No One You Won't Walk Past," "Back to Hold You," and "Less Than the Needle"So Beautiful, and Cheap and Warm (Teenbeat, 2002)
Brokeback "Lives of the Rhythm Experts" on Morse Code in the Modern Age: Across the Americas (Thrill Jockey, 2000)
Marina Rosenfeld "theseatheforestthegarden" on theforestthegardenthesea (Charhizma, 1999)
Tara Key "Need to Need" on Bourbon County (Homestead, 1993)
Rudolph Grey "Flaming Angels (Variation)" on Mask of Light (New Alliance/Ecstatic Peace, 1991)

Very Select Compilation Appearances

"Natasha Utting Reporting" on Benefit for the Recovery In Japan (Antiopic, 2011) mp3 only with Greg Malcolm (guitar)
"New York Complaints" on Complaints Choir (Smog Veil, 2010) with New York Complaints Choir
"Plant Jam" on Music for Plants 2CD (PerfectlOn, 2005) with Jutta Koether (keyboard) & Tom Verlaine (guitar)
"Don't Cry Driver" on You Can Never Go Fast Enough (Plain Recordings, 2003) with Will Oldham (vocal), Mike Fellows (bass), Tim Barnes (drums)
"Male In-Communication" on Fields And Streams (Kill Rock Stars, 2002) with Jim O'Rourke (drums) Kim Gordon (guitar, vocal)
"Polarity (Excerpt)" on Waiting to Be Old (Opprobrium, 1997) with The No Neck Blues Band
"Betty Page" on Breathe on the Living 3LP (Locust, 1990)

Non-audio LP

Title TK ROCK$ (New Images, 2013) Gatefold sleeve with booklet bound inside;
includes a transcription of a conversation between the members of Title TK (Cory Arcangel, Howie Chen, Alan Licht)

Reissue Album Liner Notes

Martin Rev s/t (Superior Viaduct, 2013)
Codeine Barely Real (Numero Group 2012)
Harry Pussy Let's Build A Pussy (Editions Mego, 2012)
Various The Great Koonaklaster Speaks: A John Fahey Celebration (Table of the Elements, 2007) notes written under the pseudonym "Rabbi Sky"
Tortoise A Lazarus Taxon (Thrill Jockey, 2006)
Masayuki Takayanagi Action Direct Live at Zojoji Hall, 1985 (Tiliqua, 2005)
Glenn Branca Lesson No. 1 (Acute, 2004)
Television Marquee Moon
--------------Adventure (Rhino, 2003)
--------------Live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco (Rhino Handmade, 2003)
Ray Russell Live at the I.C.A./Retrospective (Moikai, 2000)

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