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Thollem/Rivera / Everything's Going Everywhere
Album:Everything's Going Everywhere Collection:Jazz
Artist:Thollem/Rivera Added:05/2005
Label:Edgetone Records 

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Add Date:2005-08-07 Pull Date:2005-10-09 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-08-02 
Crazy piano and drums -- instrumentals this time, vs. Thollem's song-oriented disk (filed under Thollem/Rivera too). Thollem McDonas definitely has jazz piano chops but he twists them through his own diagonal lens, creating an aggressive, lurching, fast style.

My one complaint would be that some tracks sound like exercises or warmup rambling, rather than an attempt to really say something. Overall, though, Thollem has a unique sound that deserves a listen.

Tracks go in phases so don't be fooled by pauses: 1,5, 6,17

1- Halting fast stumble, like an intro collage
2- Fast ringing cyclical riff, then low notes
3- Hectic, cartoony.
4- Crashing, then a long cooldown
5- Delicate fast patter
6- Simple pitter-patter exercises
7- Big and rolling, one chord
8- Slow, dramatic
9- Quieter but fast w/sparkly moments.
10- Ultrafast pinpoint w/serious interlude
11- Gets fast and vicious
12- Tumbling, with a couple bouncing pauses
13- Long waves, they come and go.
14- Yes, it is.
15- Small splashes. Starts w/applause
16- Fast and jazzy. Drum solo intro.
17- The vocal track: Rambling, twisty. Strong rolling piano. Goes in phases


Track Listing
1.Twelve Tongues 9.War Is Terror Terror Is ...
2.Phasing Out, Sliding Down 10.Beginner's Mind
3.Inbetweeen Inbetween 11.Simplicity Spontaneously ...
4.Tritones and Howls 12.Bi-Polar Bells
5.Clown Funeral 13.Waves, Webs, Indigena
6.Insanity's Done with Mirrors 14.Silence
7.Dadadadadada 15.Kuumbwa Free
8.Everybody Come and Go Here 16.Traine, Everywhere's Anywher
 17.Prisons Are Neither ...