Mazurek, Rob And Black Cube Sp / Return The Tides: Ascension Suite And Holy Ghost
Album: Return The Tides: Ascension Suite And Holy Ghost   Collection:General
Artist:Mazurek, Rob And Black Cube Sp   Added:Feb 2015
Label:Cuneiform Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-02-13 Pull Date: 2015-04-17
Week Ending: Apr 19 Apr 12 Mar 22 Mar 15 Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 22
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 21, 2023: Music Casserole
Reverse The Lightning
4. Apr 14, 2015: In Your Ear Radio
Oh Mother (Angels's Wings)
2. Mar 09, 2022: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Mar 5, 2022)
Oh Mother (Angels's Wings)
5. Apr 08, 2015: Brownian Motion
Oh Mother (Angels's Wings)
3. Mar 05, 2022: Music Casserole
Oh Mother (Angels's Wings)
6. Mar 18, 2015: Brownian Entropy
Return The Tides

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2015-02-10
The Pyramids, Soft Machine, Sun Ra, Carlton Melton, Bitches Brew Miles Davis all come to mind. 4 long improv tracks layer organic instruments (horns, percussion, violin/cello/bowed bass, bass, guitar) with tape and delay effects, likely all performed live, all noisey as hell. No "vocals" but some vocalizations here and there. All tracks are amazing, incredible really. Recorded 2 weeks after the untimely passing of his mother, these recordings are a tribute to her but also capture the pain and passion involved in such things. Chicago based impresario, recorded in Sao Paulo Brasil with locals.

1)* (16:45) sun ra'esque percussion collage with horn to start, then simple melodies plucked, cool sample/synth layers and it becomes weird and beautiful and strange all at once as a drum beat appears, an epic wall of sound and ends noisy as hell
2)* (16:56) kick ass rocking romp that is like sun ra fairport convention (violin) soft machine bitches brew all in a blender, ends with a big noise wash ends cold
3)* (18:09) backwards masked rhythms, could very well be the previous played backward, tape reels flipped (but obviously it's not), super tripped out and cool, noisey kinda chills out a bit before picking up again
4) (16:17) two songs in one: begins droney with cello then picks up a bit of a gallop beat with subtle simple melody, sax, killer echoed trumpet THIS BASICALLY ENDS with about 7 min remaining, then verrrry quietly starts a low quiet drone led by quiet vocs and builds to a minimum entropy "ohhmmm"

Track Listing
1. Oh Mother (Angels's Wings)   3. Let The Rain Fall Upwards
2. Return The Tides   4. Reverse The Lightning