Yuganaut / This Musicship
Album: This Musicship   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Yuganaut   Added:Jun 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-09-07 Pull Date: 2008-11-09 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 9 Oct 19 Sep 28 Sep 21
Airplays: 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 07, 2008: Memory Select
4. Sep 19, 2008: Memory Select, early edition
2. Oct 17, 2008: Memory Select: Tom Djll's "Mockracy"
5. Sep 19, 2008: Oatmeal
3. Sep 26, 2008: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-08-29
Kooky free-jazz trio heavy on electronics and/or electric piano, and a host of other instruments. Sometimes a Jazz Of The Future sound; sometimes a nice harsh dose of noise. Its more jovial moments, like the first two tracks, resemble an art-school Thelonious Moog, or maybe the bastard son of Bitches' Brew, dropped on its head. (Grooves may pop up here and there, but it's abstract stuff overall.) Elsewhere, the trio gets into serious improvising.

With Stephen Rush, Tom Abbs, and Geoff Mann.

1- Electronic blippy craziness over cool jazzy drumming. Trumpet, crazy fender Rhodes.
2- A coolly rough swing with electric piano, bass, drums. Funky jazz of The Future.
3- Eerie atmosphere. Slow, airy start; later, tense pulsing
4- Marching snare drum, ghostly weirdness behind it
5- An electronics epic (10 minutes). Sometimes abrasive and rough , it includes a duet of messed-up violin with electronics. Ghostly ending.
6- Peaceful, mid/fast vibraphone. Serene.
7- Slow and eclectic. Blippy sci-fi noodling; stern snare drum; cool quirky bass.
8- Hyper scribbling. Cools off but stays scribbly.
9- Percussive pecking, fast with some cool little sounds. A jazzy second half includes a nice bass solo.
10- Mandolin! for a jittery acoustic intro. Then, electronics and drums attack! Fast, forceful.
11- Mid/fast, open-ended improv. Last few minutes: Nice jazzy jumble
12- Dark stompy intro w/wheezing sounds. Then, *gospel* electric piano! then a catchy beat and a nutty synth solo, with tuba!!

Track Listing
1. Running   7. Missing Limbs
2. Stumblechuck   8. Stimulus
3. Channeling   9. Gobble Gobble
4. Whacked In The Head   10. Statement
5. Time Cycle   11. Perspective
6. Internal/External   12. Hymn For Roscoe