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London Improvisers Orchestra / Responses, Reproduction and Re
Album:Responses, Reproduction and Re Collection:Jazz
Artist:London Improvisers Orchestra Added:03/2005

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Add Date:2005-04-24 Pull Date:2005-06-26 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:26 Jun15 May8 May

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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