|Syntopia Quartet / Mars|
|Add Date:||2006-07-30||Pull Date:||2006-10-01||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||1 Oct||10 Sep||27 Aug||13 Aug||6 Aug|
|1.||Jul 31, 2007:||Alban Stands There |
|4.||Sep 08, 2006:||Memory Select: Dewey Redman, RIP |
|2.||Oct 13, 2006:||Music to Wear a Beard To |
|5.||Aug 25, 2006:||Memory Select |
|3.||Sep 29, 2006:||Memory Select |
|6.||Aug 10, 2006:||Storytime! |
Chamber quartet playing a kind of cool Euro jazz. Led by violin and clarinet, plus bass and drums, and occasional other noises. Tracks are often upbeat but include exploratory phases that can turn down the volume significantly (also, be ready for long slow intros). Really nice stuff; recommended for anyone who likes the artsy Euro stuff from Leo Records. |
On a totally irrelevent note, it's surprising to find out this is our only catalogued album with the title "Mars." I mean, I wouldn't expect it to be the most popular title or anything ... but the *only* one?! Surprising.
1- Nicely digging pulse, upbeat, with breaks for different rhythms. Slow start.
2- Slow. Ominous swirls
3- Perky chamber feel, mid/fast. Gets lopingly swingy later, w/nice clarinet solo
4- Catchy Euro-folk theme, upbeat with a touch of sadness
5- Slowish wandering with what might be didjeridoo.
6- Quirky mid/fast jazzy stuff. Long, really quiet intro; also a lengthy sparse middle that includes a nice unaccompanied clarinet solo
7- Bouncy and fast, a breezy kind of classical. Later, weird sounds from the bass clarinet.
8- Fairly fast classical doodlings. Serious, with some agile group work
9- Snaky, swampy sounds that build into an avant-hoedown! and some fast soloing beyond that
|1.||Goodbye Earth||5.||Valles Marineris|
|2.||Chryse Planitia||6.||Olympus Mons|
|3.||Tempe Terra||7.||Newton Basin|
|4.||Elysium Planitia||8.||Chasma Boreale|
|9.||Back To Earth|