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Campbell, Roy Ensemble / Akhenaten Suite
Album:Akhenaten Suite Collection:Jazz
Artist:Campbell, Roy Ensemble Added:Apr 2008
Label:Aum Fidelity 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-04-06 Pull Date:2008-06-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jun 8Jun 1May 11Apr 20Apr 13

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 10, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
Pharaoh's Revenge, Part 2
4.Jun 06, 2008:Memory Select
Pharaoh's Revenge, Part 2
2.Apr 19, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum: Track 6
Pharaoh's Revenge, Part 2
5.May 30, 2008:Memory Select
Aten And Amarna
3.Jul 28, 2011:slowburner bricolage
Akhenaten (Amenophis, Amenhotep Iv)
6.May 09, 2008:Memory Select
Akhenaten (Amenophis, Amenhotep Iv)

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-04-05 
AUM Fidelity, 2008

AVANT-GARDE – Adventurous but accessible suite dedicated to Akhenaten, the heretic pharaoh who overthrew traditional Egyptian religion, art and culture 3,300 years ago. Campbell channels the almost alien antiquity of his subject through sour tones and rumbling polyrhythms, creaky ensemble passages and fiery solo flights. Some ears may rebel at unusual tunings & harmonies, but it’s quite good.

Fo’s Picks: 4, 6

1. 11:41 – creaky midtempo: exotic trumpet, vigorous violin, otherworldly vibes
2. 6:29 – gentle ballad, flows slowly, acrid trumpet & violin scribblings
3. 2:54 – abstract, fluttering interlude: sharp recorder & sawing strings
4. 10:24 – pulsing tension: sour trumpet, solos have controlled intensity
5. 3:07 – mournful strings with reed pipe bleatings, muted trumpet
6. 10:30 – straightforward rolling groove, strong angular solos all around
7. 12:09 – relaxed lyrical groove, friendly modern sound but still creaky

[ Fo ] 5-Apr-08

Track Listing
1.Akhenaten (Amenophis, Amenhotep Iv) 4.Pharaoh's Revenge, Part 1
2.Aten And Amarna 5.Pharaoh's Revenge (Tutankhamun) - Intro
3.Pharaoh's Revenge (Akhenaten) - Intro 6.Pharaoh's Revenge, Part 2
 7.Sunset On The Nile