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Eisenbeil, Bruce Sextet / Inner Constellation - Volume One
Album:Inner Constellation - Volume One Collection:Jazz
Artist:Eisenbeil, Bruce Sextet Added:08/2007
Label:Nemu Records 

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Add Date:2007-09-02 Pull Date:2007-11-04 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2007-09-02 
BRUCE EISENBEIL SEXTET: Inner Constellation, Vol. 1
Nemu, 2007

Mixing highly complex compositional themes with extended stretches of improvisation, Eisenbeil experiments with concepts such as drawing “constellations” from points in a six-octave “tone field,” while juxtaposing and heaping contrasting emotions and colors in a noisy, crashing pile. The band grew tangentially from a project by Cecil Taylor, who also served as inspiration for the composition. It’s wild!

Tracks 1-27 are a single, uninterrupted piece, divided into chunks ranging from 19 seconds to 5 minutes. Although meant to be heard all together, most of the tracks can work out of context (but obviously the endings will be pretty abrupt). Some of the longer tracks…

2. knotty guitar, angular melody
5. violin & guitar solo over fast drums
10. calm trumpet over surging band
11. relaxed jumble, sweet violin
15. speedy, melodic, pained sax solo
18. unresolved layers, bass/gtr solos
24. extended scratchy ambience
27. all comes together, melts away

28. scribbly, abstract guitar tones, bass & drums prowl in background
29. furtive conversation: lots of drums, squirrelly guitar & bass, groaning voice
30. relaxed acoustic guitar, rich drums, lots of space, pretty in an abstract way

[ Fo ] 2-Sep-07

Track Listing
1.Autumn Light 16.Richter Smears
2.Elastic Horizon 17.Spiral Blue
3.Enter Fresh Juicy 18.Wormhole Thief
4.Three Uninvited Guests 19.Red Pepper Pods, Add Wings To Them
5.Clinging Fire 20.Dragonfly
6.Being Drawn 21.Eucalyptus
7.Phat On The Runway 22.Spice Enters The Groovy Night
8.Effigy 23.Autumn Clouds
9.Totem 24.Burning Nest
10.Mask In Profile 25.Keeping Still Mountain
11.Triple Astral Texture 26.Inner Constellation
12.Walkabout 27.Sonic Ocean
13.Transformation 28.Rain In The Face
14.Death Once Dead, No Dying Then 29.Cues To The Vagabond
15.Dream Breath 30.Receding Storm