|Monder, Ben / Oceana|
|Add Date:||2005-10-30||Pull Date:||2006-01-01||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||25 Dec||18 Dec||27 Nov||20 Nov||13 Nov||6 Nov|
|1.||Aug 25, 2006:||Memory Select |
|4.||Nov 24, 2005:||Trip Over (Athertonian) Bloodstains |
Rooms Of Light
|2.||Dec 23, 2005:||Memory Select |
Rooms Of Light
|5.||Nov 18, 2005:||Memory Select |
|3.||Dec 16, 2005:||Memory Select |
|6.||Nov 18, 2005:||beat.net chapter 26.0: winter |
Jazzy guitar with unusual twists. Monder plays a fast, dense style that's at once easy on the ears and sometimes hard to follow -- at his best, his stuff is gorgeously confusing (track 3). He also packs some more conventional tricks, such as the Americana-infused solo on #1 or the rock turns on #6, but there's not much here that you would classify as mainstream jazz guitar. |
Tracks 1 and 5 are solo guitar. 3,4,6,7 add drums and bass for a nice trio setting. Theo Bleckman contributes atmospheric wordless vocals on most tracks.
1- Acoustic solo. Rapid fingerpicking; fast tumbling arpeggios
2- Choral-sounding vocal interlude
3- Fast-paced track packed with long, tangly waves of guitar. Dreamy, with an incongruous drum solo near the end.
4- Tumbling mid/fast melody, close to conventional jazz
5- Electric solo. Gentle chiming with dissonant and vaguely disturbing chords. Playful or dark, depends on your mood.
6- Grinding rock guitar, a dark prog sound. Gets gentler later on.
7- Delicate, slow
|3.||Oceana||6.||Rooms Of Light|