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Mazurek, Rob Octet / Skull Sessions
Album:Skull Sessions Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mazurek, Rob Octet Added:May 2013
Label:Cuneiform Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-05-27 Pull Date:2013-07-29 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 28Jul 14Jul 7Jun 30Jun 23Jun 16Jun 9Jun 2

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 03, 2015:Music Casserole
Skull Caves Of Alderon
4.Jul 21, 2013:Fight or Flight
Voodoo And The Petrified Forest
2.Jul 25, 2013:Rebop
Skull Caves Of Alderon
5.Jul 13, 2013:Music Casserole
Skull Caves Of Alderon
3.Jul 23, 2013:Meow
Galactic Ice Skeleton
6.Jul 03, 2013:Beach Blanket Bingo
Voodoo And The Petrified Forest

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-05-26 
Cuneiform, 2013

PSYCHEDELIC AVANT-JAZZ – Whoa... huge, hypnotic noises result when prolific cornetist/composer Rob Mazurek mashes up his Exploding Star large ensemble sound with the Brazilian-flavored rhythms and electronics of his São Paulo Underground project. These are long, sprawling tracks but don’t let that put you off; just fall into the bottomless rhythmic ocean and enjoy as bizarre creatures swim by.

Note: track 1 fades (quietly & gently) into #2.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4

1. 17:20 – electronic tones drift into dissonance; a heavy rhythmic jazz groove emerges; vibes shimmer, flute flutters, cornet stabs in a drum soup
2. 15:00 – sparkling, bubbly, beautiful: a sort of African march springs up; wild flute; bold cornet as the rhythm rolls forward like a nightmare
3. 15:58 – starts with confused clatter; rising improv noise, then very gentle vibraphone/cornet duo; drums drag it into darkness & madness
4. 13:02 – solo vibes intro; quick-rolling drum groove, turns celebratory; folksy rabeca fiddle/piccolo; falls into spiky-jazz, then guitar-led noise
5. 04:23 – creaky atmosphere with flute, burbling electronics, string sounds

[ Fo ] - 26 May 2013

Track Listing
1.Galactic Ice Skeleton 3.Passing Light Screams
2.Voodoo And The Petrified Forest 4.Skull Caves Of Alderon
 5.Keeping The Light Up