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Speak / Speak
Album:Speak Collection:Jazz
Artist:Speak Added:06/2010
Label:Origin Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-09-05 Pull Date:2010-11-07 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:7 Nov3 Oct26 Sep19 Sep12 Sep

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 03, 2010:public noize racket
Amalgam In The Middle
4.Sep 15, 2010:Chopped Liver
Mustard Knuckles
2.Oct 02, 2010:Music Casserole
Litany Split
5.Sep 09, 2010:Memory Select
3.Sep 21, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Amalgam In The Middle
6.Sep 08, 2010:Chopped Liver
Mustard Knuckles

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-09-05 
SPEAK: Speak
Origin, 2010

POSTMODERN JAZZ – Powerful, futuristic quintet out of Seattle (including Cuong Vu on trumpet) brings heavy doses of rock bombast, well-placed electronic distortion and a little bit of avant-garde noise to six off-kilter jazz tunes. And they do it very nicely, keeping things fresh and engaging while holding the noodling and posturing to a minimum. Lots of bands go for this sound now, but few are this good.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4

1. 6:53 – propulsive: builds to smashing climax, then settles into oblique lines
2. 8:10 – melody flows nicely; solos drift across a broad, technicolor plain
3. 9:41 – brisk, unrelenting cycles broken up by scribbled sax, psycho trumpet
4. 9:23 – rises from moody quiet to a chunky stomp, turns calm, heroic ending
5. 5:58 – starts angular and jazzy; then screeching noise over thudding chords
6. 4:57 – very slow with heavy atmosphere, builds up, unresolved ending

[ Fo ] 09/05/10

Track Listing
1.Amalgam In The Middle 4.Mustard Knuckles
2.People Or Cats 5.Pure Hatred
3.Polypockets 6.Litany Split