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Natto Quartet / Headlands
Album:Headlands Collection:Jazz
Artist:Natto Quartet Added:04/2003
Label:482 Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-04-28 Pull Date:2003-06-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:15 Jun8 Jun1 Jun18 May
Airplays:1111

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 18, 2005:Memory Select
Sake
4.Jun 13, 2003:Memory Select
Soba
2.Feb 13, 2004:Memory Select
Sake
5.Jun 06, 2003:Memory Select
Miso
3.Oct 10, 2003:Memory Select
Kukicha
6.May 30, 2003:Memory Select
Sake

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-05-15 
Local improvisers led by Philip Gelb on shakuhachi (Japanese wooden flute), giving it that mystic/Zen feel. The program is abstract improvising, tracing curves of sound rather than melody. Tim Perkis on computers adds odd electronic noises, adds kind of a jungle-creatures sound to the mix. On some tracks it melds nicely, on others it's a distraction.

Instrumentation: Shakuhachi / koto / piano / electronics.

1*- A nice quick sample; starts peaceful and gets jumpy
2- Soft, lullabye-like
3*- Mostly quiet; some fast skittish piano near the end
4- Opens w/sci-fi electronics whine, into a long, quiet segment. Not the most successful track.
5- Midtempo wanderings. Starts to 'click' in the second half. Includes an unbearable computer squeal about 3 minutes in.
6*- Slow, led by koto and piano. A dull-shine crystalline sound
7- Quiet and still

Track Listing
1.Miso 4.Nuka
2.Soba 5.Kukicha
3.Yuba 6.Sake
 7.Mochi