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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-03-10 Pull Date: 2003-05-12 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 11 Apr 20 Mar 16
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 09, 2003: Memory Select
No Filters
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