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Abrams, Josh / Cipher
Album:Cipher Collection:Jazz
Artist:Abrams, Josh Added:11/2003
Label:Delmark Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-01-05 Pull Date:2004-03-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:7 Mar15 Feb11 Jan

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 04, 2016:Everything A to Z week 37
Neb Nimaj Nero
3.Feb 13, 2004:Memory Select
Mental Politician
2.Mar 05, 2004:Memory Select
Background Beneath
4.Jan 09, 2004:Memory Select
Calamities Break

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-01-04 
A mix of composed tracks and purely abstract improvisations. Kind of a slow feel overall, with some extra energy on tracks like 1 and 7.

Doesn't always tread the jazz line; even the composed tracks venture into noise-oriented territory, thanks largely to Dorner's fondness for making mechanical wind-tunnel sounds from his trumpet.

Those seeking "normal" jazz might be pleased with track 7. Noise fans should head straight to #4.

2- Long tones, a glacial composition. Be patient.
3- Very slow, gentle. Gets quiet.
5- Slow, melodic, with abstract segment
7*- Mid/fast; spritely and swingy
9*- Perky, w/slow sparse soloing
10- Slow, pretty, lush

1*- A healthy fast pace after a slow start
4- Nonmusical growling, fierce in spots. Opens with slow whines.
6- Slow chaotic clutter; choppy "improv" feel
8*- Quiet, slinking; quite musical sounding

Track Listing
1.Mental Politician 6.No Theory
2.And See 7.Background Beneath
3.Neb Nimaj Nero 8.First Tune that Night
4.Cipher 9.Space Modulator
5.Calamities Break 10.For Sk