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Bruckmann, Kyle / Wrack / Cracked Refraction
Album:Cracked Refraction Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bruckmann, Kyle / Wrack Added:Feb 2012
Label:Porter Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-03-02 Pull Date:2012-05-05 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 29Apr 15Apr 8Apr 1Mar 11

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 27, 2012:Memory Select
The Dishevelator
4.Mar 30, 2012:No Cover, $5 Minimum
2.Apr 10, 2012:Rebop
5.Mar 27, 2012:Rebop
3.Apr 03, 2012:Rebop
The Dishevelator
6.Mar 05, 2012:Ghost Trees

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-02-26 
KYLE BRUCKMANN’S WRACK: Cracked Refraction
Porter, 2012

AVANT-GARDE – Oboist Bruckmann is based in Oakland, but he maintains Chicago roots through this improvising chamber quintet. It’s an unusual sound with low reeds, strings and drums, and compositions built up from the juxtaposition and contrast of small, discrete elements: percolating rhythmic phrases and free improv solos set against forceful rhythms, modern-classical motifs or lazily drifting soundscapes.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 4, 5, 7

1. 5:45 – driving, rhythmic & spiky, a variety of interludes, brisk free horn solo
2. 12:56 – calm intro, then busy drums; percolating little groove under cool oboe solo; calms for brooding viola/bass but clarinet gets wild
3. 9:13 – free improv drifts into a slow, methodical exploration of dark places
4. 8:25 – slow horns in careful conversation over wide open bass/drums
5. 7:13 – oblique lines over fast drums, horn solos break free & wail
6. 10:49 – yikes… sour dissonances over a maddening bounce and rising drones/clatter; quiet squeaks dominate the middle third
7. 9:09 – gentle, exotic melody with marimba, drifts in open space

[ Fo ] - February 2012

Track Listing
1.Exacerbator 4.Fair To Middling
2.Notwithstanding 5.The Dishevelator
3.Ratchetforms 6.A Shambles