Mcphee, Joe/John Snyder / Pieces Of Light
Album: Pieces Of Light   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mcphee, Joe/John Snyder   Added:Jan 2006
Label:Atavistic/Truckstop Audio  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-03-05 Pull Date: 2006-05-07 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 7 Apr 23 Apr 16 Mar 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 05, 2006: Memory Select
Shadow Sculptures
3. Apr 14, 2006: Memory Select
Shadow Sculptures
2. Apr 18, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
Les Heros Sont Fatigues/Red Giant
4. Mar 10, 2006: Memory Select
Les Heros Sont Fatigues/Red Giant

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-02-19
1974 session of trumpet and synthesizer, a set of "sound sculptures" packed with synth sounds so dated as to be distracting sometimes, but it's good abstract stuff overall. Mostly slow and contemplative, well represented by the Lao Tsu quotations in the liners.

1- Sparse sax wanderings, buzzy; then 2 minutes of retro vid-game noises!
2- Soft wind chimes and synth sounds w/slow trumpet.
3- Smoky, bluesy sax with doom-rush noises in the right channel. Speeds up later with clacky synth and fast fluttery trumpet
4- Meditative flute, boingy mettalic noises
5- At 23 minutes, the central piece of the album. Quiet start: Buzzy synth, skittish. Slowly developing, rather sparse. Around the 13th minute, trumpet gets into brash off-kilter soloing, still slow.

Track Listing
1. Prologue/Twelve   3. Les Heros Sont Fatigues/Red Giant
2. Shadow Sculptures   4. Windows In Dreams
  5. Colors In Crystal