Michalowski, Piotr, Jaime Rodríguez Matos, And Christopher M. Skebo / Dyads
Album: Dyads   Collection:General
Artist: Michalowski, Piotr, Jaime Rodríguez Matos, And Christopher M. Skebo   Added:Feb 2012
Label: Abzu Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-12-01 Pull Date: 2013-02-03 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 3 Jan 27 Dec 9
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 31, 2013: Ghost Trees
Dyad Four
3. Dec 05, 2012: minimum entropy
Dyad One
2. Jan 26, 2013: Music Casserole
Dyad Four

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2012-11-24
KZSU music staffers describe this one as "banjo on acid" and I don't think I can offer an improvement over that description, even though there is no actual banjo on this record. Trio (primarily saxophone/other winds, guitar, bass/percussion) plays "out" on these freely sprawling, academic pieces. There are no hooks in this and plenty of free space. The artists are more interested in creating interesting sounds and textures with their instruments than with playing a traditional song. Thank god this exists. This fits on your show.

1. Lots of creaky, warped saxomophone and seemingly improvised guitar that goes through sparse moments and urgent pluck/reed fests. (10:30)
2. Clanging twisted feel, soft wind-swept section, and then more upfront free jazzy improvisation with guitar and sax. (11:00)
3. More frenzied guitar and sax; more chaotic. (9:33)
*4. Slow, deliberate eerie winds to start, then your landlord starts throwing furniture at you out the window. Weirdo, surreal stuff that goes through a few moods. Almost cinematic. (15:46)

Track Listing
1. Dyad One   3. Dyad Three
2. Dyad Two   4. Dyad Four