|Noonan, Sean/Brewed By Noon / Stories To Tell|
|Add Date:||2007-02-11|| ||Pull Date:||2007-04-15|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||8 Apr||25 Mar||4 Mar||18 Feb|
Fresh-sounding mashup of world, rock, reggae, prog/fusion, jazz ... Very "pop" flavor, most ears should find something likeable in here. |
West African influence in the electric bass, more obviously in the "world" vocals (2,3,5). Maybe some touches of prog too, faintly. Free-jazz cred from Marc Ribot (guitar) and Mat Manieri (viola).
Lots of cool guests (mat maneri, Ribot) ... ...
1- Driving, funky. Afrobeat guitar lead, pleasantly melodic. Guitar, viola, drums solos.
2- Grand, flowing intro, into spare mid/fast African song. Serious feel.
3- Susan McKeown! Kinda tough and gloomy sound, dissonant. Sung in Celtic (?).
4- Fast, bubbly, an almost Afrobeat theme. w/crisp violin and fusion-y breaks
5- Tough African/world sound, lots of percussion, vocals
6- Slow, heavy. Kind of Neil Young-ish.
7- Carefree intro, into stern growly guitar
8- Pop reggae w/English vocals, slow, soulful in a mainstream way
9- Abrasive prog/Crimson guitar assault, whoa.
10- Spare, fast viola/guitar duet. Chamber feel.