Rova :: Orkestrova / Electric Ascension
Album:Electric Ascension Collection:Jazz
Artist:Rova :: Orkestrova Added:Jun 2005
Label:Atavistic/Truckstop Audio 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-06-13 Pull Date:2005-08-15 Charts:Jazz
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Recent Airplay
1.May 22, 2009:Memory Select
Part 1
4.Apr 11, 2006:Umami Jazz Program
Part 4
2.Nov 14, 2008:Memory Select
(Parts 5,6,7)
5.Aug 12, 2005:Memory Select
Parts 4,5,6
3.May 30, 2007:Baptism of Solitude
Part 3
6.Aug 02, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Part 3

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-06-07 
Rova::Orkestrova – Electric Ascension

Live electric version of Coltrane’s seminal improv work performed by an all-star cast of West Coast improvisers. As you might expect, the group sections are a maelstrom of wailing and feedback, however the solo sections have a surprising dynamic range to them, especially the violin / electronics tracks. The whole disc is excellent, pick any track (except the last one, it’s just applause)
1. Chaotic invocation, slow and ritual
2. Crazed sax solo over full band
*3. Awesome Nels w/ percussion backing
*4. Electronics and effects-laden violin, starts loud but fades quickly to a spooky, reflective section, then builds to end
*5. More cool violin and electronics
6. Wild small group improv
7. Lurching whole band improv
*8. Just creaking violins & drums
9. Nels and electronics
10. Eastern sounding gongs and sustained tones
11. Sax solo
12. Final theme, big group work

Ben B 6/7/05

Track Listing
1.Part 1 7.Part 7
2.Part 2 8.Part 8
3.Part 3 9.Part 9
4.Part 4 10.Part 10
5.Part 5 11.Part 11
6.Part 6 12.Part 12