Bailey, Derek/Milo Fine / Scale Points on the Fever Curv
Album: Scale Points on the Fever Curv   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bailey, Derek/Milo Fine   Added:Jul 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-02 Pull Date: 2004-10-03 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 26 Aug 29 Aug 15 Aug 8
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 03, 2004: Oh Messy Life
Extract After
4. Aug 13, 2004: Memory Select
Extract After
2. Sep 24, 2004: Memory Select
Closing Gambit
5. Aug 03, 2004: Lick My Moody Guitar Show
Opening Gamut
3. Aug 25, 2004: Civil Society
Extract After

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-08-14
Guitar legend Derek Bailey teams up with the one-man noisemaker Milo Fine, who plays drums, clarinets, and keyboards. Freely improvised; abstract sound constructions. They've got a nice rapport, and Fine's instrument switching keeps things lively on the long opening track (he plays one instrument on each of the other three tracks.)

For the uninitiated: Bailey has spent almost five decades developing his own guitar language that uses notes, chords and harmonics in a chattery, non-tonal way.

1- Quiet and restrained. Bailey focuses on long tones and harmonics.
Fine opens with drum clatter, switching at around -22:00 to quieter
piano and clarinet.
Last 10 minutes get noisy again. (Total time 32:06)

2- Clarinet showcase. Opens with frantic squeaking, then a few quiet
minutes. (Time 4:34)

3- Splashy, dark piano. Starts quiet, perks up after a while. (Time 5:36)

4- Just guitar and drums. Busy at first, gets into a near-silent stretch in the middle. Gets busy again for the last 4 minutes. (Time 15:41)

Track Listing
1. Opening Gamut   3. Extract After
2. Extract Before   4. Closing Gambit