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Yuma Nora / Jewels in the Snakepit
Album:Jewels in the Snakepit Collection:General
Artist:Yuma Nora Added:07/2005
Label:<No Label Info> 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-08-07 Pull Date:2005-10-09 
Week Ending:9 Oct2 Oct18 Sep4 Sep28 Aug21 Aug14 Aug
Airplays:1112326

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Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2005-08-24 
Yuma Nora is the strange improv experimental/noise/jazz trio of Comprised of drummer Aaron Reyna and singer/noise processor Amy Vecchione and Jake Anderson on guitar & ‘specialty sounds’. Mix NYC no wave circa ‘81, Sun Ra’s Arkestra at their weirdest with a vocalist that’s singing a few leagues under the sea - ‘ala Isobel from Bardo Pond.

(((1))) Bizarre, drifting, noisy & jazzy with bits like Sun Ra’s “Koethek” concert.
(((2))) Varied sections some straight-ahead others like early & mangled Sonic Youth.
(((3))) Noisy yet gentle. Strange but true.
((((4)))) Warbly vocals, guitar noodlings, effects squelches, nice, slow bassy meanderings & some bombast
(((5))) Strange but interesting structures nothing really matching the other, nice guitars.
(((6))) Tribal drumming, way out there guitar/noise riffs.
(7) SKIP THIS! Short noisy & annoying!
((8)) So-so guitars, noisy annoyance
(((9))) Short flute solo with squalls of noise. Only 0:26.
((((10)))) Uppity, thudding, wild groove. Would sound awesome live.
(((11))) Slow, noodling with horn, psych guitar & drums
(((12))) Spacey, twiddling on the fretboard & effects.
((((13)))) Nice kinda punkish vibe. The Screamers crossed with God Is My Co Pilot?
((14)) Slow, fish-tank filters at full blast with sloth-tempo fuzz guitar.
((15)) Short piece with flute & occasional laser blasts.
((16)) Rumbling, squealing noise & drums.

Track Listing
1.Garnet Radon 9.Blue Zircon
2.Full Drive 10.Burning
3.Ecstatic Returns 11.Sundown
4.Lake Drowning 12.Run Dry
5.Catapult High 13.In Disguise
6.Diamond Cutting 14.Final Death
7.Sapphire 15.Yellow Topaz
8.Follow Us 16.Sonny, Rubies