|Harada, Masashi Condanction En / Enterprising Mass of Cilia (20|
|Album:||Enterprising Mass of Cilia (20||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Harada, Masashi Condanction En||Added:||Dec 2004|
|Add Date:||2004-12-19||Pull Date:||2005-02-18||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Feb 6||Jan 23||Jan 16||Jan 9||Dec 26|
|1.||Feb 19, 2005:||the Dog and Pony Show |
|4.||Jan 13, 2005:||Umami Jazz Program |
|2.||Feb 04, 2005:||Memory Select |
|5.||Jan 06, 2005:||Umami Jazz Program |
|3.||Jan 21, 2005:||Memory Select |
|6.||Dec 23, 2004:||Multiple Personality Disorder |
Element of Resistance
Abstract improv by a large ensemble of Boston-based musicians conducted by Harada (hence the "condanction" label). Conceptually similar to Butch Morris' conducted improvisations. Expect lots of non-musical noises from the nearly all-acoustic cast, and a chaotic, often menacing atmosphere. |
Lots of strings in the 10-person band, and they're used to create big energy (track 1) or metallic creaking (7,8). The horns add some tones here and there but just as often contribute breathy whooshes or mechancial squeaks.
1- Aggressive swirling.
2- Slowish wall of sound. Mostly busy, with a very quiet segment early on
3- Quiet, slow
4- Sparse, led by scrambly accordion and squeaky strings.
5- An active rustle
6- Lunging chaos, lots of big sweeping motions early on.
7- Creeping, ominous.
8- Industrial sounds, a slow grind. Very quiet start; dramatic finish.
9- Busy and fast. Cool percussiveness at first, brash horn near end
|2.||Enterpirsing Mass of Cilia||6.||Sprouting Self-Similarity|
|3.||Procession of Echo||7.||Element of Resistance|
|4.||Physio-Mechanical Pulse||8.||Distance Propitiate|