London Improvisers Orchestra / Responses, Reproduction and Re
Album: Responses, Reproduction and Re   Collection:Jazz
Artist:London Improvisers Orchestra   Added:Mar 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-04-24 Pull Date: 2005-06-26 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jun 26 May 15 May 8
Airplays: 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 21, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
3. May 09, 2005: Szilard's Engine
2. May 13, 2005: Memory Select/Ravish Momin interview
4. May 01, 2005: Subcutaneous Phycomycosis
Responses, Hearing Reproduction 5

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-04-23
Improvisations by a large orchestra, for a massive and chaotic sound. Many of the pieces, especially #2 and 5, are based on predetermined structures or rules, which gives them a mood and a pace that's fun to hear unfold -- past L.I.O. disks had more of this sort of stuff. This one samples more of the orchestra's free-form abilities, as on the wholly improvised track 4.

1- Propulsive start, into quiet pedal guitar with orchestral crashes. Grand symphonic march, then bubbly sax-led ending
2- A series of vignettes: growly activity, then pauses
3- Led by experimental vocals: Growls, gurgles, wails
4- A mass burble, not conducted but still managed to create ebbs and flows
5- Slow menace builds to long group tones
6- Loud, hard driving aggression

Track Listing
1. Wit's End   4. Proceeding 6
2. Improvisation Panels (1)   5. Responses
3. Hearing Reproduction 5   6. Ism
  7. Fantasy and Reality