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Groundtruther + John Medeski / Altitude
Album:Altitude Collection:Jazz
Artist:Groundtruther + John Medeski Added:10/2007
Label:Thirsty Ear Communication 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-11-25 Pull Date:2008-01-27 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:27 Jan6 Jan30 Dec16 Dec9 Dec2 Dec
Airplays:211124

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 01, 2008:Memory Select
Empire State
4.Jan 02, 2008:Eran Mukamel (sub)
Pyramid Of Giza
2.Jan 25, 2008:Memory Select
Bathymetric Expression
5.Dec 26, 2007:Brownian Motion Manque
Taipei 101
3.Jan 23, 2008:Eran Mukamel (yelldown warhellride)
Mariana Trench
6.Dec 12, 2007:Eran Mukamel (poop)
Empire State

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2007-11-26 
Final recording of a 5 year trilogy ( Latitude, Longitude and now Altitude) with core duo of Hunter & Previte with a rotating third musician ( Medeski). 7 string e guitar, 7 string acoustic guitar, electronics, electronic drums, acoustic drums, hammond organ, Wurlitzer, electronic piano, Moog, clavinet. Mellotron, melodica, acoustic piano
Disc 1 Above Sea level (ELECTRIC) all good
1: 4:10 industrial/foundry drone by e guitar and drums
2: 6:12 cool way out there e guitar feedback/fuzz
3: 5:23 great range of sounds, instrument noodling, more mellow
4: 10:27 tremelo guitar scat style guitar, rock guitar drum & organ
5: 6:53 electronic instrument noodling, rock guitar drum
6: 7:01 a bit more mellow mid tempo swirling atmospherics, instrument noodling
7: 15:43 pounding rhythm e guitar, Moog ??, atmospherics, drums, rock guitar, feedback powerful drumming, keyboard noodling


Disc 2 Below Sealvel (ACOUSTIC) named for landforms and Geologic/Tectonic processes
1: 0:33 acoustic guitar, drum kit sparse noodling, mellow
2: 0:27 " " " "
3: 0:36 "these tracks can go right into #4 " "
4: 3:37 acoustic guitar, drum kit, piano noodling, faster
5: 3:21 sparse acoustic guitar, drum kit, piano noodling,
6: 2:49 sparse acoustic guitar, drum kit, piano noodling,
7: 2:17 " " " "
8: 3:51 " " " "
9: 2:02 " " " "
10: 1:16 " " " "
***11: 4:10 faster
12: 2:14 sparse acoustic guitar, drum kit, piano noodling
13: 3: 23 " " " "
**14: 1:51 chaos
***15: 7:42 almost a classical style intro then controlled mild chaos
16: 1:54 sparse acoustic guitar, drum kit, piano noodling D Farrell 11/2007


Track Listing
1.Taipei 101 11.Evaporites
2.Pyramid Of Giza 12.Forearc
3.Everest 13.Cold Seep
4.Seoul Tower 14.Downwelling
5.Kingda Ka 15.Decollement
6.Warsaw Radio Mast 16.Sea Floor Spreading Hypothesis
7.Empire State 17.Turbidite
8.Three Haikus 18.Bathymetric Expression
9.Submarine Canyon 19.Tectonic Revolution
10.Subduction Zone 20.Mariana Trench
 21.Challenger Deep