Haas, Andy & Ken Aldcroft / Notes On The Miasms
Album:Notes On The Miasms Collection:Jazz
Artist:Haas, Andy & Ken Aldcroft Added:Sep 2013
Label:Resonant Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-09-01 Pull Date:2013-11-03 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 27Oct 20Oct 6Sep 29Sep 22Sep 15Sep 8

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 21, 2013:Rebop
Miasmatic Blues
4.Oct 17, 2013:Deathcrush
Vis Medicatrix
2.Oct 24, 2013:Rebop
Miasmatic Blues
5.Oct 05, 2013:ThermoNuclear Bar
Madness Of Two
3.Oct 17, 2013:Rebop
Vis Medicatrix
6.Oct 04, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum Sub

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-09-01 
ANDY HAAS & KEN ALDCROFT: Notes on the Miasms
Resonantmusic, 2013

AVANT-NOISE JAZZ – Duo of sax (+electronics on 1,3,6) and guitar, all music fully improvised. The pieces don’t develop very much; they’re more like paintings, exploring particular colors and textures, speeding without moving. It’s intense and uncomfortable, but without resorting to punching the listener in the face.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 4, 6

1. 8:58 – small overlapped scribblings, rolling logs, high squeals, ends quietly
2. 6:18 – sax scurries madly, guitar nudges the edge; they sync midway thru
3. 6:32 – guitar picks quickly thru woozy electronics & droning sax
4. 4:05 – a quieter, more organic piece, sax & guitar both feel calm & elastic
5. 13:40 – starts slow but soon speeds up: sax stretches & bends, then ties tight knots; guitar supports & prods insistently with short strokes
6. 8:14 – sax swoops & whirls as guitar percolates; light electronic accents
7. 4:04 – starts very quietly, gets dense, then hammers away thru 2nd half

[ Fo ] - 1 September 2013

Track Listing
1.Madness Of Two 4.Tincture Of Time
2.Vis Medicatrix 5.Inflammations
3.Les Maladies Chroniques 6.Miasmatic Blues
 7.Serial Dilution