Zookeeper Online

Find It!
Classic Search
Recent Album Reviews
A-File
DJ Zone!
Playlists by Date
Airplay Charts
Contact KZSU Music
 
login  (help)
Black Host / Life In The Sugar Candle Mines
Album:Life In The Sugar Candle Mines Collection:Jazz
Artist:Black Host Added:06/2013
Label:Northern Spy Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-06-03 Pull Date:2013-08-05 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:28 Jul21 Jul14 Jul7 Jul30 Jun23 Jun16 Jun9 Jun
Airplays:11122122

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 30 May 14:Wedge
No Cover, No Minimum
4.Sat, 20 Jul 13:glu
Fried Egg
2.Thu, 22 Aug 13:Be Sharp
Rebop
5.Thu, 11 Jul 13:Be Sharp
Rebop
3.Sun, 21 Jul 13:Featherweight
Fight or Flight
6.Fri, 05 Jul 13:scuttle_toes
Tunes

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2013-06-02 
BLACK HOST: Life in the Sugar Candle Mines
Northern Spy, 2013

AVANT-JAZZ – Yow. This way-out, energetic quintet is confident, bold, and incisive. Gerald Cleaver pushes all the levers on drums, while Brandon Seabrook’s chaotic guitar noise jostles for position against Darius Jones’ pained alto sax wails and Cooper-Moore’s dense clusters of free piano. Add punchy bass and electronics for a rocky thrill ride.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8

1. 16:10 – alternates lumpy improv, rolling grooves, steady trudge, and chaos: check out jittery piano, whining sax solo in middle, madness later
2. 11:23 – free-jazz: thick percussion quietly propels spiky piano against very slow melody; wild guitar takes over in middle; sax in final third
3. 8:04 – slow brooding composition, dark, with wide open, creepy midsection
4. 6:35 – insistent uptempo pulse: improv accents in an infernal groove, fades
5. 6:01 – moody atmospheric melody cluttered and confused with noise layers
6. 12:58 – disorienting: heavy reverb under slow motion sax, fast drums & piano... eventually guitar cuts in to trigger a paranoid freakout
7. 5:59 – heavy beat and creaking/crackling improv; post-rock tune in 2nd half
8. 10:28 – slow echoing sax intro; drifts into a slow, hallucinatory ballad

[ Fo ] - 2 June 2013

Track Listing
1.Hover 5.Amsterdam/Frames
2.Ayler Children 6.Gromek
3.Citizen Rose 7.Wrestling
4.Test-Sunday 8.May Be Home