Fire Room / Broken Music
Album:Broken Music Collection:Jazz
Artist:Fire Room Added:May 2008
Label:Atavistic/Truckstop Audio 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-08-24 Pull Date:2008-10-26 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 26Oct 19Oct 12Sep 28Sep 21Sep 7

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 24, 2008:Memory Select
Dashboard Fire
4.Sep 26, 2008:Memory Select
Broken Music 1
2.Oct 17, 2008:Memory Select: Tom Djll's "Mockracy"
Line Of Lead
5.Sep 19, 2008:Memory Select, early edition
Hand Lettered
3.Oct 10, 2008:Memory Select
6.Sep 05, 2008:Memory Select
When Water Burns Air

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-08-16 
For fans of Lasse Marhaug's noisy, crunchy electronics albums that went through A-file recently.... here he is in a tough-fisted jazz context:

Abrasive electronics join sax and drums for an interesting free-jazz trio, featuring Chicago kingpin Ken Vandermark on the sax. The electronics are particularly aggressive -- not little bleeps and squeaks, but loud, sandpapery scrapes. It's sometimes like the sound of a fire blazing (see #4), which might be where the band name comes from. Vandermark plays hard most of the time, for an overall aggressive, blazing session.

Paul Nilssen-Love (drums)
Ken Vandermark (tenor/baritone saxes)
Lasse Marhaug (electronics)

1- A psych-sounding loop, buzzy. Into a hot-tempo sax solo.
2- Lots of blank space. It's spare, not necessarily quiet. Some squirrelly sax peppers the final minutes, but it's still played as if in a gaping, still space.
3- Bouncy, quickly gets into a fast sax/drums duet.
4- Slow-moving. Starts quiet; gets louder but with slowish, soft notes over wheezy electronics sounds. Ends with an electronics "solo" resembling a burning building.
5- Stacatto clutter and a burly, abrasive sax. A tough, macho mood.
6- Quick jabbing sax and drums; hovering electronic twiddles. Fairly fast.
7- Patient, hovering start (but still fairly aggressive). Explodes in the last few minutes.

Track Listing
1.Broken Music 1 4.Hand Lettered
2.Slag 5.Dashboard Fire
3.When Water Burns Air 6.Line Of Lead
 7.Broken Music 2