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Hanuman Sextet / 9 Meals From Anarchy
Album:9 Meals From Anarchy Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hanuman Sextet Added:Apr 2009
Label:Resonant Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-06-14 Pull Date:2009-08-16 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Aug 16Jul 19Jul 12Jun 21

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 14, 2009:Memory Select: RIP Rashied Ali
Salt Lane Rock
4.Jun 19, 2009:Memory Select
On A Slippery Slope
2.Jul 17, 2009:Memory Select, guest Rent Romus
Come Down, Darkness
5.Jun 17, 2009:KZSU's Heartbleeps
Come Down, Darkness
3.Jul 11, 2009:Music Casserole
Come Down, Darkness

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-06-07 
Free jazz improvisations with some bits of Eastern motifs and a quilted, flowing style with lots of harp and the twang of a lap steel guitar, along with sax, various exotic reeds, and bass and drums. The result goes beyond a simple "free jazz" description, incorporating some psych elements, some trancelike experimenting, and occasional traces of jazz or even country/western tunefulness.

See also: Andy Haas and Don Fiorino, "Death Don't Have No Mercy."

Rhythmic, inside - 1, 2, 4, 6
Out there - 5, 7!, 9
Interesting free jamming w/Eastern touches-- 8,9

Andy Haas -- sax, raita, morsing, electronics
Don Fiorino -- lotar, lap steel guitar
Mia Theodoratus -- electric harp
Matt Heyner -- bass, erhu
David Gould -- drums, percussion
Dee Pop -- drums, percussion

1- Psych drone, elements of spaghetti Western. Ends up in a smoky jazz place.
2- A happy picnic/festival feel
3- Floating feel, with dense drums. Abstract but nice.
4- Booking, rhythmic little jamming, a vaguely exotic feel to a straight groove. By -7:30, dissolves into a free but still driven improv with fast burbling sax.
5- Mystic sounds over twanging steel guitar.
6- Pretty, calm, serene. Almost a lite jazz air.
7- Chaotic, springy improv. Harp with distortion. An open feel; tumbling pebbles.
8- The most mystical/Eastern sounding of the tracks, starting with a quiet but disquieting meditation on a reed instrument, building up to a stormy, heavy improvisation.
9- Busy yet subdued. Opens with soft yet eerie quasi-mystical airs. Gets tougher and turns into a spirited flow for the last few minutes.
10- Electric harp distortion! vs. a pleasant sax melody. Builds into a scribbly free-jazz segment, then winds down contentedly.

Track Listing
1.Come Down, Darkness 6.Petit Coup
2.Salt Lane Rock 7.On A Slippery Slope
3.Elegy For The Time At Hand 8.The Notebooks Of Mahmoud Darwish
4.Bowery Binky 9.Winds Of Madness
5.Beyond The Walls 10.Everything Happens To Me