Scanner / Post Modern Jazz Quartet / Blink Of An Eye
Album:Blink Of An Eye Collection:Jazz
Artist:Scanner / Post Modern Jazz Quartet Added:Dec 2010
Label:Thirsty Ear Communication 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-12-19 Pull Date:2011-02-20 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Feb 13Feb 6Jan 30Jan 16Jan 9

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 08, 2012:Music Casserole
The Decisive Moment
4.Feb 08, 2011:Rebop
C Jam Blues
2.Nov 03, 2012:Music Casserole
Shadow Splice
5.Feb 01, 2011:Ghost Trees
A Galaxy Of Winking Dots
3.Apr 08, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Cuts And Shadows
6.Jan 29, 2011:Music Casserole
C Jam Blues

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-12-19 
Thirsty Ear, 2010

AVANT-JAZZTRONICA Interesting, adventurous blend: Electronic maestro Scanner meets a jazz aesthetic supposedly inspired by the ultra-elegant 1950s Modern Jazz Quartet, but reinvented for the new century with idiosyncratic players like Matthew Shipp (piano) and Khan Jamal (vibes). Disorienting collisions and moody atmospheres. It isn’t always a comfortable fit, but comfort isn’t really the goal here.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10

1. 6:10 – cinematic sound: stringlike swirls, tweaky jabs, repeating piano
2. 5:24 – riff-based Duke Ellington tune spun on its head and turned inside out
3. 4:01 – nostalgic solo piano wanders in an ambient soundscape
4. 4:12 – amorphous blob: calm jazz improv lost in a creepy electronic misama
5. 4:02 – relatively straight jazz groove is gradually consumed by electronics
6. 3:47 – frantic bass, speedy vibes, electronic chatter & synth wash
7. 3:38 – heavy electronic rhythm, lonely piano chords echo in the middle
8. 4:48 – strong jazz spiral vs. crunchy bass noises & sound effects
9. 4:24 – wind blows, blustery vibes & piano buried in effects, clicking noises
10. 4:37 – hard dance groove here: Scanner in control, piano/vibes underneath

[ Fo ] 12/19/10

Track Listing
1.Shadow Splice 6.Most With The Least
2.C Jam Blues 7.Dreaming With You At My Side
3.A Galaxy Of Winking Dots 8.The Decisive Moment
4.Not A Frame Earlier Or Later 9.Cuts And Shadows
5.Involuntary Re Ex 10.Beyond The Edge Of The Frame