Brown, Chris & Fred Frith / Cutter Heads
Album: Cutter Heads   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Brown, Chris & Fred Frith   Added:Jul 2007
Label:Intakt Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-07-15 Pull Date: 2007-09-16 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 9 Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19 Aug 12 Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 22
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 08, 2007: Bloodstains Across Atherton - Oh, you know
Thick Air
4. Aug 24, 2007: Memory Select: sfSound and Webern
Nothing But Make Me
2. Aug 31, 2007: Baptism of Solitude (extended remix)
Nothing But Make Me
5. Aug 18, 2007: Cognitive Overload
Thick Air
3. Aug 25, 2007: Cognitive Overload
Nothing But Make Me
6. Aug 11, 2007: Cognitive Overload
Swing Like Riddle

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-07-16
Rollicking to droney free jazz/electronics, prepared piano and guitar. Complex percussion/rhythms, zone-out drone parts, interesting tunings/harmonies. Tracks 1-3 dense noodly crazy. Tracks 4-6 contemplative droney stretched out. Piano comparisons Nancarrow, Cecil Taylor, Sergei Kuryokin and Cornelius Cardew (and probably more jazz ones I don’t know about). Fred Frith does a ton of different experimental guitar stuff. Very good.

1. Starts thunder sounds, slow tense gradually denser, rumbly, jazzy, tapers off mellower last 3 minutes.
**2. Skittery scrapey snappy crunchy slidey. Spatial, beautiful harmonies, fun rhythms. Zany. Would be great next to Nancarrow.
*3. Starts funky. Good god. Again please. Dense parts with icky tunings, Tibetan bell-like parts. Diverse and epic.
4. Contemplative and responsive. Crunchy/glass/keys, scraping, prep piano, jazz/impressionist tinkles. Nice sliding and held tones. I could live in those tones.
5. Strumming guitar and thick cascading piano chords. Rumble drone strum. “Normal” chords first 4 minutes. About 7:00 left gets more out but – jammy! – percussive, repetitive rhythms, weird sounds. Diverse style-wise – rock-drone-ambient-space-electronic-classical-jazz.
6. Like Debussy’s Reflections on the Water for weirdo prepared guitar and piano, minus the climax. Pretty, makes me smile.

Track Listing
1. Telltale Streamers Of Dust   4. Thick Air
2. Nothing But Make Me   5. Sings The Foundation
3. Swing Like Riddle   6. The Way You Do The Things