Thumbscrew (Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara) / Thumbscrew
Album: Thumbscrew   Collection:General
Artist:Thumbscrew (Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara)   Added:Jan 2015
Label:Cuneiform Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-01-30 Pull Date: 2015-04-03
Week Ending: Apr 5 Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 8
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 01, 2015: Brownian Motion
Fluid Hills In Pink
4. Feb 25, 2015: Brownian Entropy
I Thumbscrew
2. Mar 07, 2015: Freshman Phenomenon DJ AY's Name
Fluid Hills In Pink, Falling Too Far
5. Feb 02, 2015: The Fishbowl
Fluid Hills In Pink
3. Feb 28, 2015: Music Casserole
Fluid Hills In Pink

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2015-01-27
Experimental jazz, on the chill side with upright and brushed drums, clean electric guitar. Tritonal interlaced weaving melodies in complex time signatures. Instrumental. Amazing playing, especially the bass. Female incredibly creative proficient jazz guitarist isn’t the most common thing. Holy shit. More cool stuff from cuneiform.

1) (6:00) dissonant guitar and bass melodies intertwine with drums, chill and interesting
2)* (7:13) halting a bit, starts mellow but builds into good dissonant wall
3)* (8:13) bass heavy plodding dissonance, almost doomy, bass/drums solo awesome
4) (1:22) brief marching almost looping drums bass
5) (6:22) begins near free jazz disassociated but midway kicks into more interleaved jams
6)* (6:00) dense jam, dissonant but not as superfluous or intellectual as previous ones, heavie
7) (7:24) upbeat almost bee bop
8)* (5:27) slower mindful, nice bass solo midway
9) (7:37) cool near improv, some insane bass playing, kick ass

Track Listing
1. Cheap Knock Off   5. Goddess Sparkle
2. I Thumbscrew   6. Buzzard's Breath
3. Fluid Hills In Pink   7. Still... Doesnt Swing
4. Nothing Doing   8. Falling Too Far
  9. Line To Create Madness