Gauthier, Jeff Goatette / House Of Return
Album: House Of Return   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gauthier, Jeff Goatette   Added:Jun 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-07-13 Pull Date: 2008-09-14 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 14 Aug 31 Aug 17 Aug 10 Jul 20
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 12, 2008: Memory Select
Friends Of The Animals
4. Aug 05, 2008: Streams, Highways Redux
2. Aug 25, 2008: Now's the time
Biko's Blues
5. Jul 16, 2008: Eran Mukamel (eXtreme gynecology)
3. Aug 15, 2008: Oatmeal
Friends Of The Animals
6. Jul 15, 2008: Streams, Highways, and Electrical Grids

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-07-05
Violin-led band, melodic stuff. Gentle -- yes that is Nels Cline you see on the band roster -- with some spiky, aggressive composing but a pleasant feel overall. Electric piano adds some spacey, fusiony goodness on some tracks. Like an ECM recording but with more warmth; Gauthier isn't afraid of experimenting (see track 5), but his style is accessible overall.
Instrumental; FCC clean.

1- Gentle midtempo, light. Candlelight piano chords.
2- Cool little chugging beat. Nels gets to add a little menace.
3- Slow beat. Relaxing dark melody.
4- Bright, quick composed lines; some loose jam segments that get a little wild. Starts slow.
5- Some wide-open spaces. Meditative intro; after 4.5 minutes, a cosmic jam, w/rolling drums and spacey synth/guitar under slow violin lines.
6- A bit of rawness. Squawky intro, fuzzy guitar. Intense drum solo ends it.
7- Slow romantic melody, sad sidewalk-cafe stuff. Opens with a lurking fog.

Track Listing
1. Biko's Blues   4. House Of Return
2. Friends Of The Animals   5. Dizang
3. I.O.A.   6. Satellites And Sideburns
  7. Dissolution