Led Bib / Sensible Shoes
Album:Sensible Shoes Collection:Jazz
Artist:Led Bib Added:Jun 2009
Label:Cuneiform Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-07-05 Pull Date:2009-09-06 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 6Aug 30Aug 23Aug 9Jul 26Jul 12

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 04, 2009:Memory Select
Squirrel Carnage
4.Aug 07, 2009:Minimum Memory
Yes, Again
2.Aug 28, 2009:Memory Select - Joe Maneri Edition
Early Morning
5.Jul 21, 2009:Jena & Gomorrah: A Mostly Unpleasant Listening Experience
Zone 4
3.Aug 22, 2009:Music Casserole
Yes, Again
6.Jul 10, 2009:Memory Select
Call Centre Labyrinth

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-07-05 
LED BIB: Sensible Shoes
Cuneiform, 2009

AVANT JAZZ ROCK – The 4th disc by this British quintet (and first available outside the U.K.) gets loud and manic, gleefully bubbling up from simple intros to squealing sax skronk and psychedelic keyboard flip-outs, while the rhythm goes from soft padding to slash & burn destruction. Weirdo jazz for people who don’t think they like weirdo jazz, a little like The Bad Plus, only more varied (and often more fun).

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8

1. 4:57 – quiet intro, then furious chugging, abstract breaks, goofy marches
2. 7:16 – little riffs build up into a chugging groove; keyboard freakout, sax wail
3. 7:10 – gloomy start, twice grows into a white-hot glow, twice fades away
4. 5:20 – wacky skronk-stomp, settles into a funky walk, then a zombie march
5. 6:08 – slow moody weirdness, very quiet and spacious, slightly disoriented
6. 7:07 – uptempo start-stop avant-funky freakout, takes several sharp turns
7. 7:17 – slow & melancholy: intensity builds, suddenly evaporates, repeats
8. 4:52 – bizarre uptempo romp ‘n’ stomp with stripped-down rolling breaks
9. 9:05 – slouching feel: perky tick-tock break into trudging improv, calm space

[ Fo ] 07/05/09

Track Listing
1.Yes, Again 5.2.4:1 (Still Equals None)
2.Squirrel Carnage 6.Call Centre Labyrinth
3.Early Morning 7.Water Shortage
4.Sweet Chilli 8.Flat Pack Fantasy
 9.Zone 4