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Romain, James, Nicholas Roth And Mark Engebretson / Howl
Album:Howl Collection:General
Artist:Romain, James, Nicholas Roth And Mark Engebretson Added:08/2012
Label:Innova Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-02-09 Pull Date:2013-04-14 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:17 Feb
Airplays:2

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 16, 2013:Music Casserole
Howl
2.Feb 13, 2013:minimum entropy
Saxmax

Album Review
Carl M
Reviewed 2013-02-04 
James Romain, Nicholas Roth, Mark Engebretson/Howl
Label: Innova Recordings
Reviewed by Carl M
2/3/13
Several contemporary pieces for piano, saxophone and computer. Very interesting collection of diverse works, with Asian, jazz, and modernist influences.

Favorites: Sonata (Larghetto), Secondary Impressions

1. (7:29) Howl - First half free form jazz improvisation with MIDI strings, saxophone, and percussion, then a fast pounding groove with uneasy sax melodies. One cool section where saxophone starts playing a bebop lick.
Sonata
2. (3:54) Adagio – Moderato – Somber intro, then typical sonata first movement for saxophone and piano. Some Asian sounding harmony.
3. *(6:23) Larghetto – Somber saxophone melodies and interplay of piano. Very diverse, sporadic interesting music.
4. (5:12) Allegro – Very intense chromatic piano and saxophone melodies, pentatonic as well. End is very loud.
5. (11:29) SaxMax – Drone with saxophone, saxophone starts putting effects and looping on sound. Very out there.
Secondary Impressions
6. *(5:24) Cyclotronic Multi-faceted Spheroidal Reverberation – Relatively more melodic and pentatonic piece, but still frenetic, for saxophone and piano.
7. (4:51) Invertible Introspection – Slower melody in saxophone over repeating backgrounds in piano. Gets very loud and deep in saxophone.
8. *(8:42) Serenade (Under Glass) – Piano chords being plucked across the strings, very nice saxophone melody over it. Much more tonal.
9. *(4:00) Le compositeur englouti – Solemn chords, saxophone interplay. Saxophone eventually picks up melody, piano play larger interesting chords underneath.
10. (8:14) Energy Drink – Solo saxophone, basically showing off. Lots of chromatic runs, high register screams.

Track Listing
1.Howl 6.Secondary Impressions - I. Cyclotronic Multi-Faceted Spheroidal Reverberation
2.Horn Sonata - I. Adagio: Moderato 7.Secondary Impressions - Ii. Invertible Introspection
3.Horn Sonata - Ii. Larghetto 8.Secondary Impressions - Iii. Serenade (Under Glass)
4.Horn Sonata - Iii. Allegro 9.Secondary Impressions - Iv. Le Compositeur Englouti
5.Saxmax 10.Energy Drink I