Tammen/Harth/Dahlgren/Rosen / Expedition
Album: Expedition   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Tammen/Harth/Dahlgren/Rosen   Added:Feb 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-02-18 Pull Date: 2007-04-22 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 22 Apr 8 Mar 18 Mar 11 Mar 4 Feb 25
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 08, 2010: Jena & Gomorrah
Taken At A Leisurely Pace
4. Mar 16, 2007: Memory Select
A Brief Pleasure Trip
2. Apr 20, 2007: Memory Select
A Brief Pleasure Trip
5. Mar 10, 2007: Cognitive Overload
Setting Out With Aggressive Intent
3. Apr 06, 2007: Memory Select
Setting Out With Aggressive Intent
6. Mar 09, 2007: Memory Select
A Long Trip By Water

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-02-11
Jazz improv quartet with electronics, led by sax and guitar. Often spiky and aggressive, fronted by guitar and sax, capable of ear-splitting noise. Also some electronics, maybe not put to the best use; sometimes it's just a distraction, especially given the low fidelity of the live recording.

Still, the electronics add edge to an overall dark feel. Hans Tammen (avant-garde guitar) and Alfred 23 Harth (sax). The backing band are veterans at this stuff: Jay Rosen (drums), Chris Dahlgren (bass).

1- A crashing of noise, into fast abstract improv in that quirky European style

2- Eerie electronics intro. Lonely sharp sax piercings. SEGUES into:
3- Builds into a stuttering fast chaos

4- Gloamy bass solo, SEGUE into:
5- A slower kind of attack, still fairly fierce but mellower, quieter

6- Fast aggressive blur, after a mid/fast improv intro. Ends in a nice jazzy space
7- Mid/slow feel that heats up into an aggressive, punkish attack
8- Disjoint, quiet sax/bass duet, into a steady midtempo beat, w/ passionate buzzy sax
9- Like slow psych rock, kind of burning and bluesy
10- A quiet procession, a bit mystical, with a theremin-sounding whine later. Gets a bit wild, but not much. A surprising change of pace.

Track Listing
1. Setting Out With Aggressive Intent   6. A Brief Pleasure Trip
2. Taken At A Leisurely Pace   7. From One Place To Another
3. Many Have Passed Rigorous Courses   8. A Long Trip By Water
4. A Considerable Amount Of Time And Distance   9. A Place That Has Emotional Significance
5. Retained Notions Of Speed And Purpose   10. Returning To The Place Where It Began