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Naked Future, The / Gigantomachia
Album:Gigantomachia Collection:Jazz
Artist:Naked Future, The Added:Jul 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-09-13 Pull Date:2009-11-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 15Nov 8Nov 1Oct 25Oct 18Sep 27

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 10, 2009:Seven Step Pyramid Program in Pyramid Schemes
We Boil The Raven's Skull Into Gold
4.Oct 20, 2009:Memory Select
We Fly Beneath And Above The Flux
2.Nov 06, 2009:No Fo, $5 Surcharge Fee
We Sleep In A Rabbit Hole
5.Oct 17, 2009:Music Casserole
We Boil The Raven's Skull Into Gold
3.Oct 27, 2009:Memory Select
We Boil The Raven's Skull Into Gold
6.Oct 13, 2009:Memory Select, guest Aram Shelton
We Binge On A Bloodthirsty God

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-09-06 
THE NAKED FUTURE: Gigantomachia
ESP-Disk’, 2009

NOISE JAZZ – Mad, aggressive quartet featuring Bay Area pianist Thollem McDonas alongside guys from the Portland scene (clarinets, amped acoustic bass and drums). Explosive energy channeled into narrow-beam group improvisation and tightly coordinated acrobatics, many dynamic and textural shifts. Very good stuff if this is your thing.

* * * * | Fo’s picks: 2, 3, excerpts from 1

1. 19:17 – fast: spinning wheels and repeated phrases, jackhammering rhythms, acrid clarinet wails and low tones, sawing bass, dramatic piano, sustained drum energy, drops to quiet passages or sudden silence every few minutes, then builds back up. The silences (at approx 3:25 & 11:00 ) make good start/stop points for excerpts.

2. 4:35 – quiet, spacious intro: floating tinkly piano, strained clarinet… then it blows up. Group slash & burn for a while, peters out, storms back

3. 9:43 – first half: stabbing/crushing piano, squealing bass & clarinet; middle section: slow, open; second half energetic with big rolling drums

4. 6:07 – spinning, disorienting: repetitive piano riffs spar with loud clattering drums, clarinet screeches, bass groans

5. 2:06 – slooow and quiet, very spacious

[ Fo ] 09/06/09

Track Listing
1.We Binge On A Bloodthirsty God 3.We Engage The Monstrous With Our Mirrors
2.We Boil The Raven's Skull Into Gold 4.We Fly Beneath And Above The Flux
 5.We Sleep In A Rabbit Hole