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Muffins, the / Double Negative
Album:Double Negative Collection:General
Artist:Muffins, the Added:Dec 2004
Label:Cuneiform Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-12-19 Pull Date:2005-02-18 
Week Ending:Feb 6Jan 30Jan 23Jan 16Jan 9Jan 2Dec 26

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 04, 2005:Midnight Meanderings
Exquisite Corpse
4.Jan 19, 2005:Afropean Gamut
Exquisite Corpse
2.Jan 26, 2005:Afropean Gamut
Childhood's End
5.Jan 13, 2005:Blue Corn
Exquisite Corpse
3.Jan 22, 2005:Morning Glory (Full Moon Weekend/Foggy San Francisco Morning)
6.Jan 10, 2005:AfroEuro

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-12-13 
Revival of 70s jazz/rock group in the vein of
Soft Machine/early King Crimson/Henry Cow/
Manring Kassin & Darter is as much jazz as rock.
2 of Sun Ra's Arkestra join them, and they
get progressive and brassy. Fresh!

1) Bolero-like background to woodwind chords
w/organ section
2) energetic tasteful freakout over progressive beats
3)* funky brass like early King Crimson
4) smooth, forgettable
5)* fine melodic sax over simple rising backing
6) saxes over jazzy beat/beauty strings/flute jazz
7)** funky Peter Gunn/into netherworld of bush/jazz/
Russian monolog/driving jazz
8)* string minor chamber/bitchin discord/tonal strangeness
9)* fast space/saxes blast/bass-organ duet
10) doo diddly doo fast jazzy
11) drone w/echo flutes/beat comes in, nicety continues
12)* free range sax over solid rhythm section
13) free jazz?
14) piano w/emotional woodwinds, builds/jazzy Araby
15) a little Chicago, jazzed up
16) sax melody over Genesis like
17) church organ choir/more Chicago

Track Listing
1.The Highlands 9.Cat's Game
2.Writing Blind 10.Stethorus Punctum
3.Choombachang 11.Dawning Star
4.The Ugly Buttling 12.5:00 Shadow
5.The Man in the Skin-Painted 13.Metropolis
6.Childhood's End 14.Angel From Lebanon
7.Exquisite Corpse 15.Frozen Charlotte
8.They Come on Unknown Heights 16.Maya
 17.The Two Georges