Butcher/Muller/Van Der Schyff / Way Out Northwest
Album: Way Out Northwest   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Butcher/Muller/Van Der Schyff   Added:Mar 2008
Label:Drip Audio  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-04-13 Pull Date: 2008-06-15 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jun 15 Jun 1 May 18 May 4
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 13, 2008: Memory Select
Sibila E Succhia
3. May 16, 2008: Memory Select
Häufig Eine Hydraulische Metaphertendenz
2. May 30, 2008: Memory Select
Sharpening The Windings Until They Roll Up, Roll Up, Roll Up And Snag On The Poi
4. May 02, 2008: Memory Select
Gone, Goner

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-04-07
Abstract improv with sax, bass, drums. Check track 5 for some nifty noises, or the brief track 6 for a jazzier feel. Every track is good, but they do tend to start slowly.

John Butcher is a British saxophonist who's quite creative with unusual sounds (see 3,5). Torsten Muller on bass and Dylan van der Schyff on drums are two of Vancouver's top musicians for this sort of stuff.

1- Groany but fairly fast, touches of modern classical ideas, especially in a very quiet middle segment. A playful kind of seriousness, with some nice tension. Wraps up nicely.
2- A softer, murky journey, still mostly mid/fast, with plenty of sax tricks subtly folded into the flow
3- Delicate start. After 5 minutes, more aggressive with buzzing sax effects. Gets big and swirling near the end.
4- Fairly quiet but busy, a dry clatter. Chirpy sax, builds a nice flow. Last 2 minutes get into fun fluttering sax.
5- Quiet air-through-the-horn whistles and clicks, a neat and almost exotic sound. Ends up a noisy flow with puckered sax pops.
6- Nearly tuneful, with loping bass and swingy, Steve Lacy-like soprano sax

Track Listing
1. Häufig Eine Hydraulische Metaphertendenz   4. Sharpening The Windings Until They Roll Up, Roll Up, Roll Up And Snag On The Poi
2. Magic Clock Machine   5. Taktgebertendenz
3. Sibila E Succhia   6. Gone, Goner