Ensemble Supermusique / Canevas "+"
Album: Canevas "+"   Collection:Jazz
Artist: Ensemble Supermusique   Added:Aug 2004
Label: Ambiances Magnetique  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-16 Pull Date: 2004-10-17 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 10 Oct 3 Sep 12 Aug 29 Aug 22
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Recent Airplay
1. Jun 19, 2010: Music Casserole
Quitte Pour Quitte
4. Oct 02, 2004: music that doesn't hurt dogs and ponies
Le Caillou, Le Cristal Et...
2. Dec 31, 2008: Memory Select, Weds. edition
Le Discours
5. Sep 30, 2004: Thursday Morning
Le Discours
3. Oct 07, 2004: Umami Jazz Program
6. Sep 26, 2004: Late Night

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-08-15
Mix of abstract sound work and some avant-classical musicality. Tracks shift between crazy chamber music, fiercely improvised jazz, and semi-serious experimental vocals. Chaotic and frequently shrill – should appeal to anyone who’s into sound experiments.

The CD is an amalgam of five concerts, apparently strung together to form a single virtual performance.

1- Fast clatter, into a quieter industrial sound palette
2- Clattering, clunking, strange whistles. Nonmusical.
3- Jungle percussion, a mid-fast rhythm. Dissolves into screechy chaos... is that a kazoo?
4*- Classical chaos, starts quiet and gets intense
5- Gentle voice and clashing, dissonant strings. Moves slowly.
6- Quiet, breathy flute & trumpet
7*- A slow, grand march backed by big dramatic piano chords. Dissonant. Ends with a crazy casbah dance.
8*- Avant jazz piano attack; bass clarinet joins later
9- Starts intense; becomes a series of sparse episodes. Intriguing but has lots of blank spaces
10*- Dramatic violins, like a tense movie score. Starts with cascading shrillness.
11- Mad swirling
12*- Dark, eerie.
13*- Crazy female vocals. Starts abstract; second half is a spirited cabaret tune
14- Crackly voice samples

Track Listing
1. Septuor   8. Trio
2. La Tulipe   9. Le Discours
3. IMPRO2   10. Le Cadavre Exquis Etait ...
4. Le Caillou, Le Cristal Et...   11. Bavardage
5. Fin Fin   12. Les Mouches
6. IMPRO1   13. 7 Variations Et Theme ...
7. Quitte Pour Quitte   14. IMPRO3