Fieldwork / Simulated Progress
Album: Simulated Progress   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Fieldwork   Added:Jul 2005
Label:Pi Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-09-18 Pull Date: 2005-11-20 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6 Oct 30 Oct 23 Oct 16 Oct 9 Oct 2
Airplays: 3 2 3 1 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
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4. Jan 27, 2006: Memory Select
2. May 09, 2006: Radio Of Imagination
5. Nov 18, 2005: Memory Select
3. Mar 24, 2006: Memory Select
6. Nov 15, 2005: Umami Jazz Program

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-09-21
An assault. Exciting, heavy-handed jazz trio (sax, piano, drums) that showcases Vijay Iyer's percussive piano attack. Tempos can be slow but the energy is high -- an air of menace on most tracks. There's a "futuristic" feel here, like sci-fi club jazz (albeit kinda violent). The only problem is the monochrome effect of one action-packed track after another; calm interludes like #2 or the end of #6 really stand out.

Awesome stuff, though. With former Bay Area dude Elliott Kavee on drums, and

For more of the same, see Fieldwork's other album "Your Life Flashes," or the Iyer/Ladd CD, "In What Language." Iyer's solo CDs showcase his softer side but still feature some flashy piano.

1- Slow thundering bassline for darting, stabbing solos. Sudden ending, watch out.
2- Calm jazz walk, but still powerful and a bit dark
3- Slowish and tumbling. (Awkwardly abrupt ending.)
4- Fast and dire
5- Slow feel, very tense.
6- Busy fast chaos. Calms down later.
7- Big and stomping, after "Exorcist" quiet intro
8- Hammering rat-a-tat piano. Fast and crashing.
9- Fast and particularly aggressive. Jumbly group soloing.
10- Fast with a spacey, echoey feel. Sax with reverb.
11- Midtempo and booming.

Track Listing
1. Headlong   6. Gaudi
2. Transgression   7. Transitions
3. Trips   8. Peril
4. Telematic   9. Reprise
5. Media Studies   10. Infogee Dub
  11. Durations