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Gordon, John William / Technot
Album:Technot Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gordon, John William Added:Apr 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-05-24 Pull Date:2009-07-26 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 26Jun 28Jun 7

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 24, 2009:Memory Select
Quarter Of Nothing
3.Jun 03, 2009:KZSU's Heartbleeps (& Matthew Sperry)
After Rites
2.Jun 26, 2009:Memory Select

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-05-24 
self-released, 2009

“MUTANT JAZZ” – Bay Area-based electric guitarist with a spiky, staccato approach and sparkling tone. He leads a trio through playfully lumpy, accessible avant-garde compositions, and has fun doing it.

* * * | Fo’s Picks: 2, 4, 5, 6, 10

1. 4:00 – midtempo gloopy march, loose-limbed solo, picks up a bit of groove
2. 6:20 – lopsided, uptempo clusters; guitar solo scratches at a speedy rhythm
3. 3:55 – mellow, pillowy tune, settles into repeated riffs
4. 6:32 – exotic gliding groove with a Miles Davis-y fusion touch
5. 2:18 – improvisation: spacious atmosphere, first gloomy, then mysterious
6. 5:33 – goofy walk with rhythmic outbursts, strutting bass solo
7. 5:59 – starts upbeat, bright melodic; then bass calms things for a long solo
8. 2:37 – improvisation: moody, with creaking bass and quiet drums
9. 3:35 – relaxed walking rhythm, stepping melody, breaks down in middle
10. 3:09 – improvisation: guitar spangs over groaning bass, brushed drums

[ Fo ] 05/24/09

Track Listing
1.Technot 6.G.V.O.L.
2.Quarter Of Nothing 7.De Sour Flower
3.S.O.S. Wrong Reality 8.It Compels You
4.Back Room Flow 9.After Rites
5.Big Trippy 10.Low Tide Happens