Walter, Weasel & Chris Pitsiokos / Unplanned Obsolescence
Album: Unplanned Obsolescence   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Walter, Weasel & Chris Pitsiokos   Added:Jul 2013
Label:Ugexplode Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-07-28 Pull Date: 2013-09-29 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 8 Aug 4
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 07, 2013: Music Casserole
Track A1 (Untitled)
3. Jul 31, 2013: minimum entropy
Track A2 (Untitled)
2. Aug 01, 2013: Rebop
Track A2 (Untitled)

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-07-28
ugEXPLODE, 2013

AVANT-NOISE – Yow! Duo improv madness with Weasel Walter on drums and Chris Pitsiokos on sax and electronics. It’s chaotic and highly aggressive, never really easing up on the pressure, but also varies from moment to moment: elongated skronky tones alternate with pinpoint clusters of notes or harsh, pained squeals; quick martial beats with thunderous clatter or soft scattered thunks. Loud and destructive.

Try any track.

1. 11:43 – dives right in: synth whoops, scrapes & wheezes against rapid-fire staccato drumming; switches to braying/skittering sax after 3 mins, and duo feels really tight by midway point; runs out of steam at end

2. 7:58 – highly agitated start calms down, electronic bloops and whistles, brief bursts of harsh noise take over in middle, slower cries in 2nd half

3. 18:14 – starts with percolation, sax squeals, opens up quickly; quick drums & slicing/piercing synths in a tense dialogue; total freakout at midpoint; second half gradually widens as synth & sax alternate

[ Fo ] - 28 July 2013

Track Listing
1. Track A1 (Untitled)   2. Track A2 (Untitled)
  3. Track B1 (Untitled)