Choir Boys, The / With Strings
Album: With Strings   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Choir Boys, The   Added:Jun 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-07-30 Pull Date: 2006-10-01 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 1 Sep 10 Aug 27 Aug 20 Aug 13 Aug 6
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 21, 2007: Alban Stands There
Tobacconist From Rimini
4. Sep 08, 2006: Memory Select: Dewey Redman, RIP
Frenchwoman Luggage Cart
2. Oct 13, 2006: Music to Wear a Beard To
Impromptu Lateral Drop
5. Aug 24, 2006: Storytime!
Needlework Alice
3. Sep 29, 2006: Memory Select
Rest Of The Skeleton
6. Aug 22, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
Frenchwoman Luggage Cart

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-07-30
Abstract improv in a swampy atmosphere aided by lots of gloopy electronics. Trumpet and sax/clarinet are the lead voices, backed by eerie sonic from G.E. Stinson's guitar. Tempos tend toward the slow side, with murky sour tones -- jazz from a dark future of machines. Noise fans should be pleased.

1- Low-key, cavernous, often quiet/spare. Ends with fast doodles
2- Strange, slow; gets into some eerie horn lines. Nice, relaxed clarinet solo.
3- Ominous growls, slow feel. Later, fleet sax and electronics duel over spooky bass pulse.
4- Slow and mysterious. Sci-fi electronics. Lonely trumpet solo over spare, jittery guitar landscape. Coolly jazzy sax/bass ends it.
5- Jazzy guitar/trumpet, in a dark quiet way. Bleepy and burbly thereafter, with some slow-shredding guitar; cool bass clarinet near the end
6- Fast sax over sour-toned slow jumble. Then various odd sounds over what sounds like faint Chinese chimes. Quiets down for a deep cavernous sound
7- Wandering jazzy solos over increasingly harsh background. Cools after 5 minutes for eerie sci-fi soundscaping,
8- Vidgame war! Later, grinding industrial sounds. Noisy.

Track Listing
1. Needlework Alice   5. Adulterous Dishwasher
2. Impromptu Lateral Drop   6. Definitely Jack
3. Tobacconist From Rimini   7. Rest Of The Skeleton
4. Frenchwoman Luggage Cart   8. Wir Sind Hier