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Lunge / Strong Language
Album:Strong Language Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lunge Added:Mar 2003

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Add Date:2003-03-10 Pull Date:2003-05-12 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 11Apr 20Mar 16

 Recent Airplay
1.May 09, 2003:Memory Select
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3.Mar 14, 2003:Memory Select
Planarchy [excerpt]
2.Apr 18, 2003:Memory Select
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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-04-14 
Free improv from Britain (not the same as the band "Lunge" that gave us a couple of 7" records in the '90s).

Sound/improv quartet with an often quiet bent, led by trombone. Electronics noises are in here as well, like an underlying quilt of cluttery sounds.

Try #2 if you're looking for abstract music that isn't a loud blur. #1 gets too quiet for radio, methinks. Good overall, but I've always felt that "free improv" trombone is a bad fit, the trombone being both too loud and too slow/clunky, making it a mood-breaker too often. Which happens here quite a bit.

1- Engaging, clunky start. Kicks up a notch at -9:30. Last several minutes are quiet with lots of air-through-the-horn sounds
2*- Sparse and quiet, not bad
3- Sparse again. -9:00 to -5:00 is a nice stretch that includes some refreshingly "normal" trombone playing
4*- Fast jumble, loud
5*- More quietness, driven by some rich percussion. Gets loud at -3:30 (a nice break point) and at the end.
6*- Mournful and even melodic

Track Listing
1.Planarchy 4.No Filters
2.Rough with the Smooth 5.Mull It Over
3.White Writeable Area 6.Rothko