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Mrafi / Desertificati
Album:Desertificati Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mrafi Added:01/2010
Label:Le Arti Malandrine 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-09-05 Pull Date:2010-11-07 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:17 Oct3 Oct12 Sep

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 14, 2010:orangeasm
Cinque E Cinque
3.Sep 09, 2010:100 loss season
2.Oct 02, 2010:Music Casserole
Il Sarto
4.Jun 22, 2010:Jena & Gomorrah
In Fiamme

Album Review
Ben Wolfson
Reviewed 2010-06-20 
Mrafi / Desertificati

Moderately out sax/vibes/drums/bass quartet. Sax is sometimes buzzy, overblown, abrasive, or questionably intoned, but the vibes keep things from getting totally out there.

Best: 4, 8, 5, 9, 12

1. Mildly harsh sax skronking in the instrument's middle range; chiming vibes. More melodic, rhythmic end.
2. Tentative, playful vibes/bass---this one is vibe-led with occasional sax and drum interjections.
3. NB starts with a few vibe notes then has about ten seconds of silence. Kind of a disjointed feel but still tuneful. Squeaky sax.
4. Cool stuff, noiry but for the sour/sharp sax tone. Good bass work.
5. Fast 'n' boppy; more sour sax, nice vibes solo.
6. Soft, slow beginning; plonky and skronky stutters after.
7. Mostly a sax trio w/ vibes sitting out except for a weird marimba-sounding bit in the middle; midtempo sax + fast drums.
8. Delicate, ballad-ish beginning, before taking off; intense finish.
9. Similar feel to 5, but the sax is just a bit less user-friendly.
10. Woozy; bowed bass; sounds hung over; kinda drony.
11. Ballad-like all the way through!
12. Opens w/ what sounds like two saxes being played at once, dirgy, with at-sea bass line, into nice bass solo, band reenters climactically before great sax solo.

Track Listing
1.Materia 7.Sete
2.Chi Sei 8.Il Sarto
3.Contatti 9.Cinque E Cinque
4.Desertificati 10.Mi Osservano Maledetti
5.Freaks 11.La Gallina Di Zamira
6.La Casa Del Cattivo 12.In Fiamme