Bruckmann/Diaz-Infante/Shiurba / Grand Mal
Album: Grand Mal   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bruckmann/Diaz-Infante/Shiurba   Added:Apr 2003
Label:Barely Auditable  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-04-21 Pull Date: 2003-06-23 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jun 15 Jun 1 May 4
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 26, 2007: Alban Stands There
Catatonic Posturing 1
4. May 30, 2003: Memory Select
Retrograde Amnesia
2. Feb 15, 2004: Oh Messy Life
Spatial Agnosia
5. Apr 27, 2003: Oh Messy Life
Spatial Agnosia
3. Jun 13, 2003: Memory Select
Retrograde Amnesia

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-05-06
Noise improv led by oboeist Bruckmann, who specializes in overblowing to coax whiny multiphonics from his instrument. He's teamed up with a set of Bay Area improv folks here. Very percussive sound, as guitarists Ernesto Diaz-Infante and John Shiurba lean on clacky/scraped guitar sounds rather than traditional notes.

Not all of the sounds really add to the experience... this probably could have been better if the tracks had been done as trios rather than quartets.

1- Long, abrasive oboe tones over clattery percussion
2*- Clatter, ends ferociously
3- Quiet clatter, like footsteps
4*- Nice fluttery oboe sound
5- Slow moving, mostly quiet
6- A warbly sad (sort-of-)tune
7- Nice echoey sounds on guitar. Slow and atmospheric, loud near the end.
8- Fast, sounds like bird calls for a while
9- Small noises
10- Relentless drone, loud. Unlike the other tracks.

Track Listing
1. Catatonic Posturing 1   6. Big, Bad
2. Nervous Tic   7. Retrograde Amnesia
3. Gray Matter   8. Shaking Palsy
4. Spatial Agnosia   9. Tonic Clonic
5. The Final "D" in "Grand" ...   10. Catatonic Posturing 2