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Ground Waves / Electric Nhic
Album:Electric Nhic Collection:General
Artist:Ground Waves Added:01/2013
Label:Nhic Records 

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Add Date:2013-04-06 Pull Date:2013-06-09 

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1.Aug 04, 2016:The Offbeat Generation
For Jz

Album Review
librae jackson
Reviewed 2013-04-01 
The Electric NHIC (New Haven Improvisers Collective) is a group of skilled musicians who pursue free improvisation, with a relatively focused approach. The sound can be described as experimental jazz with a progressive rock sensibility.

Recommended: 1, 2, 3, 9

1.Static Walls and Violent Gestures (5:01)
Pensive introduction with 2 long notes from the saxophone. Morphs into a slow, rhythmic swing. Drums guide the groove, as the saxophone and guitar both take the improvisational lead, simultaneously. A more uniform structure sets off the conclusion, with a very jazzy end, from 3:48-5:02

2. For JZ (5:06)
Drums and bass kick this song off nicely, with an underlying organ sound from the keyboard, which come together to provide a funky afrobeat-ish groove. At 0:16, the 2 guitars trade improvisational riffs, followed by the saxophones and clarinet. Things flow steadily, until the groove calms into a mellow conclusion.

3. A New Haven (6:13)
Begins with exquisite vibrations from the keyboard, accompanied by sax highlights and an assortment of percussion sounds and echoed guitar plucks, for a hypnotic feel. Drums arrive at 1:40, bringing in a raw groove, which hardens, as the rock guitar shares space with equally aggressive horns. At 3:30, the pace becomes more frantic. The violent crescendo ends at 4:12, when the drums kick off a new groove, which begins to wind down at 5:21. At 5:59, there's a tease of a whole new jam, but it abruptly ends, with the song's final conclusion.

4. Upon The Coma Shelf (5:29)
Slow rock with improvisational riffs throughout. Spacey synthesizer sounds are introduced into the mix at 4:21.

5. Notes From Underground (5:35)
Begins with a long, monotone intro and gains traction at 2:00, when all instruments collide. However, there is no discernible groove here.

6. Make Them Circles Concentric (6:28)
Starts with a crisp drum line, promptly followed by all of the other instruments. Uptempo bluesy funk groove gets louder and more frantic toward the end.

7. Water On The Brain (6:28)
Horns provide mellow textures, accompanied by guitar chords and light drumming. At 1:31, the tempo changes, guided by a consistent guitar riff, as the drumming gets busier and more intricate.

8. No 1 (3:35)
Another long, monotonous intro, which shifts into somewhat of a march at 1:00. From 1:48-2:20, the sax and guitar trade interpretations of a similar riff, making equally poignant statements. Long outro starts at 3:00 and extends to 3:36

9. Henry's Lament (5:06)
Slow, steady groove, with clarinet taking the lead throughout.

Track Listing
1.Static Walls And Violent Gestures 5.Notes From Underground
2.For Jz 6.Make Them Circles Concentric
3.A New Haven 7.Water On The Brain
4.Upon The Coma Shelf 8.No 1
 9.Henry's Lament