Big Satan / Souls Saved Hear
Album:Souls Saved Hear Collection:Jazz
Artist:Big Satan Added:Dec 2004
Label:Thirsty Ear Communication 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-12-12 Pull Date:2005-02-13 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Feb 13Feb 6Jan 30Jan 23Jan 16Jan 9Dec 26Dec 19

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 07, 2006:Memory Select
4.Feb 16, 2005:Afropean Gamut
Plantain Surgery
2.Jun 06, 2006:Umami Jazz Program
5.Feb 15, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Plantain Surgery
3.Feb 18, 2005:Memory Select
6.Feb 11, 2005:Memory Select
Mr. Subliminal

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-12-18 
Great stuff from the avant-jazz trio of Tim Berne (sax), Marc Ducret (guitar), and Tom Rainey (drums), plus David Torn adding manipulations and knob-twiddling occasionally (see #9)

This is free jazz with complex writing that launches fast, coherent group jams. Ducret's guitar frequently lets sparks fly with heavy distortion, although he and Berne can also paint chiming, crystalline figures (1, 4). Berne's sax is energetic throughout, as is Rainey's often intense drumming.

1- Chiming acoustic calmness. Later, searing electric guitar with mid-intensity sax.
2- Choppy R2D2 sounds
3- Fast confusing attack!
4- Stumbing-fast group work, after mid/fast, mid/quiet intro
5- Slow interlude
6- Fast, loud, very high energy once it gets going. Drum solo opens.
7- Tumbling, fast. Middle gets spacey and contemplative, but still fast.
8- Nine second bit: "You have to admit it's a pretty intense town."
9- Upbeat and oddly melodic. LOTS of effects and twiddling from Torn. Spacey, fast, nearly BPM feel.

Track Listing
1.Ce Sont Les Noms Des Mots 5.Emportez-Moi
2.Hostility Suite 6.Deadpan
3.Geez 7.Mr. Subliminal
4.Rampe 8.Property Shark
 9.Plantain Surgery