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Gauthier, Jeff Goatette / House Of Return
Album:House Of Return Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gauthier, Jeff Goatette Added:06/2008
Label:Cryptogramophone 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-07-13 Pull Date:2008-09-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:14 Sep31 Aug17 Aug10 Aug20 Jul
Airplays:11112

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

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