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Cline, Nels Singers / Initiate
Album:Initiate Collection:Jazz
Artist:Cline, Nels Singers Added:04/2010
Label:Cryptogramophone 

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Add Date:2011-01-23 Pull Date:2011-03-27 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Wedge
Reviewed 2011-01-22 
Prog + avant-jazz instrumentals, a VERY electric guitar trio w/bass, drums, electronics, some keyboards. Often rocking, sometimes indie-rock tuneful, but usually striving for advanced-sounding improvising and solo spaces. Genre-crossing hints abound, with prog and psych coming to mind frequently. Throughout, Nels shows off jazz chops and rock effects. A more expansive sound than the previous 'Singers albums.

DISK ONE -- New studio stuff.
1,4,6,9,13 - transition pieces; drifting, less eventful.
2- Snappy groove, squiggly guitar.
3- Pretty. Catchy bass riff, gentle sound. Sparkling guitar.
5- Prog attack, really cool, slashing.
7- Delicious acoustic riffs; prog influence. Mellow groove with "world" percussion.
8- Crunchy electronics noodling. Noise fans, alert.
10- Funk/reggae driven groove. Big intensity. SO COOL.
11- A bit sinister, slowly twining. Quiet start.
12- Unsettling chimes, into something dark and heavy. Mildly metal; lotsa guitar shredding.

DISK TWO -- Live: WATCH for applause/spoken intros. Every track is great, but they're long for most shows (7-8 minutes)

1- Quiet, but you can tell it's gonna get menacing!
2- Prog-poppy, cool-handed jazz solo, then lots of noisy psych
3- Angry, ragged, thick. Draws from metal & math rock.
4- Skittery, light, jazzy - then country/folky! Kinda quiet.
5- Playful jazz guitar, tuneful. Fast friendly psych later. Spoken intro.
6- Shimmery noise, then a dark & catchy composition.
7- Propulsive, open-ended jazz. Rockin' proggy ending. Drum solo opens.
8- Bubbling midtempo funk.

Track Listing
1.Into It 11.Zingiber
2.Floored 12.Mercy (Procession)
3.Divining 13.Into It (You Turn)
4.You Noticed 14.Forge
5.Red Line To Greenland 15.Fly Fly
6.Mercy (Supplication) 16.Raze
7.Grow Closer 17.And Now The Queen
8.Scissor/Saw 18.Blues, Too
9.B86 (Inkblot Nebula) 19.Thurston County
10.King Queen 20.Sunken Song
 21.Boogie Woogie Waltz