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Sonu / Sounds From the Source
Album:Sounds From the Source Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sonu Added:08/2004
Label:Nine Winds 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-08-30 Pull Date:2004-10-31 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:31 Oct17 Oct3 Oct12 Sep
Airplays:1112

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 29, 2004:Memory Select
Composition Nr. 287 + 98A
4.Sep 10, 2004:Memory Select
Rebound
2.Oct 12, 2004:The Southern World
The Lady of the Dark ...
5.Sep 09, 2004:ya got me, inshted
Sound on Sound
3.Sep 30, 2004:Thursday Morning
Composition Nr. 287 + 98A

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-08-29 
Like a postmodern-classical treatment of modern jazz guys' works (Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia, etc.) Tracks are built on a foundation of group improvising. Dominant sounds include aggressive jazzy sax and harsh electronics, plus operatic female vocals that add some strangeness.

1- Crazy electronic gloopiness, into morose swirl of voice and sax (by Wadada Leo Smith)

2- Slow, with Native American-sounding flute. Gets faster towards end. (by Vinny Golia)

3- Screaming and vicious near the end. A Braxton piece that starts out studious but jazzy/upbeat. With nicely percolating group improv. (by Anthony Braxton)

4- Like a minimalist opera, full of sparse, surreal episodes. Theatrical weirdness. Also some humor: at the halfway point (-8:40) a speaker barks out commands: "Nina, sing something nice!" (by George Lewis)

5- Big city chaos: Poetry + fast traffic-like buzz. After a relative pause, a mad crash of sounds: Poetry + funky sax + unrelated singing (including "Strange Fruit" and "Swing Low Sweet Chariot." A fast-paced, chaotic celebration. (by Arash Haile)

Track Listing
1.The Lady of the Dark ... 3.Composition Nr. 287 + 98A
2.Rebound 4.Players
 5.Sound on Sound