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Shot X Shot / Let Nature Square
Album:Let Nature Square Collection:Jazz
Artist:Shot X Shot Added:06/2008
Label:High Two Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-07-20 Pull Date:2008-09-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:21 Sep24 Aug17 Aug10 Aug27 Jul

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 19, 2008:Memory Select, early edition
4.Aug 08, 2008:Oatmeal
Triple Double
2.Aug 22, 2008:Memory Select
5.Jul 22, 2008:Deep Fried and Sanctified
Triple Double
3.Aug 15, 2008:Memory Select
Oh No

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-07-20 
SHOT x SHOT: Let Nature Square
High Two, 2008

AVANT-GARDE – The second CD (first studio album) by this quartet out of Philadelphia balances “nonlinear” compositional structures with a harmonious style of improvisation that’s plenty adventurous but rarely feels harsh or random. The band has a very organic sound, drifting naturally between moods and energy levels. It’s quite good.

Fo’s Picks: All tracks worthwhile.

1. 12:28 – claustrophobic patterns melt down to casual improv; gets antsy again around the middle, then more urgent before a soft landing.
2. 4:01 – straightforward: low cinematic tension, scatters in the center
3. 9:59 – gentle layers, gradually shifting moiré patterns; a cool sound
4. 13:52 – lopsided tune lumbers along, sometimes with insistent rhythm; each band member gets to make an extended statement.
5. 10:28 – loose beginning, then more spacious; surges at the midpoint, falls back to loose & casual again; strong pattern at end

[ Fo ] 20-Jul-08

Track Listing
1.Scans 3.Overlay
2.Triple Double 4.Oh No