Davis, Gareth & Frances Marie Uitti / Gramercy
Album: Gramercy   Collection:General
Artist:Davis, Gareth & Frances Marie Uitti   Added:Dec 2012
Label:Miasmah Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-01-12 Pull Date: 2013-03-17 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 17 Feb 10 Feb 3 Jan 27 Jan 20
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 21, 2013: minimum entropy ii
4. Jan 30, 2013: minimum entropy
2. Feb 13, 2013: minimum entropy
5. Jan 24, 2013: Ghost Trees
3. Feb 07, 2013: The Sunset Life
6. Jan 16, 2013: minimum entropy

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-12-12
Cold and abstract clarinet / cello droning. Clarinetist Gareth Davis summons the demons of the abyss on what I assume is a bass clarinet, much like trombonist Stuart Dempster of Deep Listening Band. Cellist Frances-Marie Uitti has a vibrant, colorful expressive range that puts her in the same league as Hildur Gudnadottir and Janel Leppin. This is some gorgeous, introspective, subliminal chaos; for fans of classical music, and for haters of classical music.

1. (4:40)* Sparse, dissonant arpeggios. Contemplative.
2. (7:15)* Stark, bleak, and frigid.
3. (4:18) feels like an afterthought of the previous track
4. (4:18) hollow, distant clanging starts us off. Subterranean rumbling, only hints of notes. Creepy stuff.
5. (20:52)** drones hovering in illogical, non-Euclidean space, as Lovecraft might term it if he were a music geek. Bizarre, ethereal, entrancing. Hollow passages of hallucinogenic screeching, blipping. And it’s long, so you gotta play it. Step outside and become a pure subject of will-less knowledge.
6. (5:35) Calm, chill at first. Then it starts to echo. Oh shit. Who’s there? Is someone behind me?
7. (13:34) Gentle crescendo, goes from quiet to chaotic.

Track Listing
1. 2am   4. Cold Call
2. Felt   5. Detour
3. Smoke   6. Razor
  7. Stained