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Cline, Nels Singers / Macroscope
Album:Macroscope Collection:Jazz
Artist:Cline, Nels Singers Added:05/2014
Label:Cryptogramophone 

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Add Date:2014-05-02 Pull Date:2014-07-04 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:6 Jul22 Jun15 Jun8 Jun1 Jun25 May18 May11 May
Airplays:21132122

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 26, 2015:Rebop
Canales' Cabeza, Companion Piece
4.Jun 19, 2014:Rebop
The Wedding Band
2.Jul 03, 2014:The Sunset Life
Companion Piece
5.Jun 13, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
Red Before Orange
3.Jul 02, 2014:minimum entropy
Hairy Mother
6.Jun 06, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
Canales' Cabeza

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2014-05-01 
NELS CLINE SINGERS: Macroscope
Cryptogramophone, 2014

POSTMODERN JAZZ – Guitar god Cline (of Wilco and a zillion avant-jazz projects) leads an instrumental group (nope, no singers*) with Bay Area drummer Scott Amendola, bassist Trevor Dunn, and special guests including percussion wizard Cyro Baptista. This is wide-ranging stuff: psychedelic jams, driving electronic thumps, general weirdness, in mostly short tracks that evolve unexpectedly and end quickly.

* actually, Nels sings a little bit. :)

Try any track. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9

1. 5:37 – mellow, moody melody evolves into energetic psychedelic maelstrom
2. 4:26 – churning dark groove, holds steady under tight guitar twists & turns
3. 4:19 – slow guitar & wordless vox vs. fast tropical drums, then a hot jam
4. 4:11 – relaxed, soulful melody with synth heartbeat & electric piano
5. 8:18 – uptempo: drives across a percussion/synth landscape, echoey guitar
6. 4:00 – acoustic guitar & hummed melody / abstract percussion & drone
7. 3:22 – heavy stomp with slow buzzy guitar and electric harp, trippy accents
8. 11:16 – ominous trippy funhouse world, then drone layers build up and up…
9. 7:10 – sci-fi bleeps & bloops; insistent fuzz-thump; rising guitar tension
10. 5:54 – mini bursts and abstracted melodic threads piled haphazardly

[ Fo ] - 1 May 2014

Track Listing
1.Companion Piece 6.Macroscopic (For Kusama-San)
2.Canales' Cabeza 7.Climb Down
3.Respira 8.Seven Zed Heaven
4.Red Before Orange 9.Hairy Mother
5.The Wedding Band 10.Sascha's Book Of Frogs