Ramanan, Roland / Caesura
Album: Caesura   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ramanan, Roland   Added:Apr 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-04-23 Pull Date: 2006-06-25 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jun 25 Jun 11 May 21 Apr 30
Airplays: 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 23, 2006: Memory Select
Bloom's Blues
4. May 16, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
I No Em
2. Jun 23, 2006: The Birthday Special
One Sty Bone
5. Apr 28, 2006: Memory Select
I No Em
3. Jun 09, 2006: Memory Select
Post Part

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-04-23
A peaceful, often sparse combination of free improv and some avant-classical-sounding composition. Ramanan's trumpet, often muted, is easily the lead voice, cutting through the background rustle of cello, bass, and drums. Some of the quieter tracks might make for good late-night surrealism; the louder ones are your usual free-improv act with some jazzy ties and lots of percussive sounds from Simon Fell on bass.

1- Lurching, deliciously awkward/slow theme on bass & cello. Around -5:00, cello riff sets up a brighter, faster phase.
2- Dreamy. Slowish and a bit sparse
3- Bass solo, includes lots of cool percussive/pizzacatto sounds. Spare and thoughtful overall. Pretty cool.
4- Wood flute. Calm start into a tense, eerie middle. Louder near end.
5- Fast fragmented-jazz feel.
6- Darkly disjoint, w/silent hole about 2/3 of the way through
7- Ominous bowed bass, through phases of slow, moody improv.
8- Very, very quiet, and slow. More audible jumble near the end.

Track Listing
1. Bloom's Blues   5. In A Different Circle Of
2. I No Em   6. Post Part
3. Marcel Duchamp   7. Gardener In The Graveyard
4. One Sty Bone   8. Waiting For En And En