|Various Artists / Generate Records: 1999-2009|
|Add Date:||2009-11-08|| ||Pull Date:||2010-01-10|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||10 Jan||27 Dec||20 Dec||13 Dec||22 Nov||15 Nov|
Abstract improvised music with traces of free jazz in some tracks. No electronics, but could appeal to fans of strange, noisy stuff.|
It's a retrospective of drummer Jeff Arnal's various groups over the past 10 years, but there are common threads: nearly all-acoustic instrumentation, and some jazzy wisps from sax and piano (or, outright free-jazz aggression as on 1 and 4.)
1- Free-jazz attack. Lotta drums, wailing tenor sax.
2- Rattly drums and spare bass clarinet spatters
3- Sporadic, squawky. Echoey lo-fi.
4- Stern, slow piano. Gets loud and stormy
5- Rapid patter of small, curly sounds. Active yet low-key
6- Saxophone squawks. Pecking, abstract.
7- High, surreal squeak.
8- Mid/fast, lonely free jazz: Cooking sax/drums, crystalline piano. Great late-night bustling feel.
9- Dark and ritualistic sax/bass. Gets intense, a nice 15-minute journey
10- Small piano, metallic percussion
11- Chamber piano, slightly off. Really short.
12- Languid: loping, twangy bass, then calm jazz guitar.
13- Peppery piano and bass. A nicely dense, short track.
14- Otherworldly rattles and low, low trombone notes
15- Scattery skewed-jazz piano/sax
16- Gentle drone