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Chicago Underground Duo / Boca Negra
Album:Boca Negra Collection:Jazz
Artist:Chicago Underground Duo Added:01/2010
Label:Thrill Jockey Records 

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Add Date:2010-04-04 Pull Date:2010-06-06 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2010-04-04 
CHICAGO UNDERGROUND DUO: Boca Negra
Thrill Jockey, 2009

AVANT-GARDE – Duets by Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor (mixing it up with cornet/flute/drums/percussion/electronics/etc.). Some tracks are freely improvised, all have a wandering nature. These guys have been working together a long time, and that experience shows in a tight cohesion of musical conception despite the wide-ranging repertoire.

* * * * | All interesting. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 10

1. 7:08 – cornet & flute wander over deep rumbling drums, many little grooves
2. 4:26 – gloopy sounds: thumb piano, squeaks & electronics; becomes a walk
3. 7:25 – quiet but dense layers, spare vibes and trilling cornet buried in mix
4. 4:41 – like #2: slow sci-fi abstraction transmutes into very quiet folksy stroll
5. 6:24 – stark, dramatic piano/cornet intro; shifts into a ballsy rockin’ jam
6. 4:40 – pretty electronics, spiraling melodic patterns
7. 6:39 – relentless, rolling drum & filtered cornet jam, mysterioso spy vibes
8. 5:25 – grungy distortion effects warp a very pretty kalimba/cornet folksong
9. 4:08 – scattered electronic reverb-fest; a processional from another planet
10. 4:55 – dreamy electronic groove; relaxed horn, spare drums, pretty gongs

[ Fo ] 04/04/10

Track Listing
1.Green Ants 6.Hermeto
2.Left Hand Of Darkness 7.Spy On The Floor
3.Broken Shadows 8.Laughing With The Sun
4.Quantum Eye 9.Roots And Shooting Stars
5.Confliction 10.Vergence