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Rabbia, Michelle / Lost River
Album:Lost River Collection:Jazz
Artist:Rabbia, Michelle Added:06/2019
Label:Ecm Records 

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-06-27 
Reviewed: 2019-06-27
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Drummer Rabbia’s latest disc is an evocative post-ambient, richly textured sonic event, Rabbia and guitarist Aarset had played many duo concerts, and Rabbia had also worked with trombonist Petrella in other contexts, but this recording marks a premiere for the trio. Spontaneously improvised for the most part, and with mysterious detail flowering inside its soundscapes, this latest incarnation keeps revealing new forms.
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Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Nimbus (5:13) – quiet electronic drone starts> slow jam> slowly builds to up tempo guitar/drums/electronics jam with languid trombone over the top> slow fade
*2/ Flood (4:21) – wave-like electronic washes start> slow jam> electronics ebb & flow> slow sonic jam> slow fade
3/ What Floats Beneath (5:43) – electronic drone starts> slow duet with guitar> slow jam>slow fade
*4/ Lost River (4:45) –guitar/drums starts> slow jam with intermittent heavy chords> mellows> slows to fade
5/ Styx (2:51) – loud drone – trombone, electronics, cymbals- starts> midtempo pastoral jam morphs into slow sonic jam> fade
**6/ Night Sea Journey (5:41) – guitar starts> echoing trombone over slowly evolving duet> electronics ebb & flow> slow fade
*7/ Fluvius (6:24) – quiet organ-like drone with bells starts> slow drifting jam slowly builds in volume> morphs into sonic jam with trombone creating bird-like sounds> slow fade
*8/ What The Water Brings (5:45) – quiet drums/guitar/electronics trio starts> slow jam with electronic washes> slow fade
9/ Flotsam (1:27) – electronic sounds like things bumping in a wash> fade
10/ Wadi (2:00) – quiet electronic drone suddenly jumps in volume> slow jam with intermittent beats & electronic washes> quick stop

Michele Rabbia Drums, Electronics
Gianluca Petrella Trombone, Sounds
Eivind Aarset Guitar, Electronics



Track Listing
1.Nimbus 6.Night Sea Journey
2.Flood 7.Fluvius
3.What Floats Beneath 8.What The Water Brings
4.Lost River 9.Flotsam
5.Styx 10.Wadi