Harmolodic String Band / Shape Of Grass To Come, Vol. 1, The
Album: Shape Of Grass To Come, Vol. 1, The   Collection:Country
Artist:Harmolodic String Band   Added:Jul 2018

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-08-26 Pull Date: 2018-10-28 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Oct 28 Sep 30 Sep 23
Airplays: 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 04, 2018: The KZSU Album Airplay Chart Show
4. Oct 25, 2018: Butter and Jams
Lonely Woman
2. Oct 27, 2018: Music Casserole
Lonely Woman
5. Sep 29, 2018: Music Casserole
Lonely Woman
3. Oct 26, 2018: Traditions
6. Sep 20, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
Lonely Woman

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2018-07-31
Bluegrass + free jazz = freegrass? Hold on to your hats: it’s a bluegrass band doing Ornette Coleman tunes! This is an LA-based quartet, and their renditions of three early-career Ornette pieces are recognizable as covers but also veer off in unexpected directions, as one would hope. Impressive, sometimes hilarious, lots of fun, super weird. Jazz, Americana, and experimental DJs alike should check this out. This makes the Punch Brothers look like Kenny G. Noisegrass, dronegrass, and grindgrass can’t be far behind. Only three tracks, so pick the one that looks best to you. No words, no FCCs.

1. (4:40)—Fast, bouncy, spastic, with wild fiddling. Borderline atonal, but also recognizable as bluegrass in a surrealistic way.
2. (7:24)—Super slowed down version of “Lonely Woman.” Draws out the romance for a while, like it could belong in a tasteful European film. Gets some controlled speed, slows again for a pretty and minimal close.
3. (6:35)—Mid-tempo. Jaunty beginning. Nice obliquely tonal fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass soloing.

Track Listing
1. Free   2. Lonely Woman
  3. R.P.D.D.