AWESOME. Picture a tight, big-band-style jazz combo with edgy composing and outright *noise* guitar (Lane's played in Iceburn!). Tight and sophisticated ... but also wild and spastic. Jon Finkbeiner on guitar is a particular treat: While the horns cavort through tight unison curves, he'll back them up with a fucked-up fuzz/noise/distortion sound bed.
All told: 4 horns, one bass, one guitar, drums. Play it til your eyeballs bleed!
1*- Big swirling mesh, followed by cool avant-jazz lines
2*- Snappy, w/odd time signature. Fast and jazzy
3- Slow, pretty song ... juxtaposed with clangy avant-noise guitar
4*- Great swinging themes with mad swirling horns
5- Calm Asian folk song (noise-guitar intro)
6- Fast free-jazz spasms
7*- Midtempo, deep swing. BIG sound, great guitar (normal jazz/blues guitar!), and a bass solo that shows off Lane's awesome, fluid, pinpoint jazz chops.
8- Manic! Start-stop theme, fast soloing.