Romus, Rent / Lords Of Outland / Edge Of Dark
Album:Edge Of Dark Collection:Jazz
Artist:Romus, Rent / Lords Of Outland Added:May 2011
Label:Edgetone Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-06-05 Pull Date:2011-08-07 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 3Jun 26Jun 19Jun 12

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 04, 2015:minimum entropy (day of noise preview)
Over The Rift
4.Jul 01, 2011:Music Casserole
Edge Of Dark
2.Dec 23, 2011:Memory Select
Night Nova
5.Jul 01, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Body Of Memory
3.Aug 17, 2011:Memory Select
Body Of Memory
6.Jun 22, 2011:gilt
Body Of Memory

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-05-29 
Edgetone, 2011

AVANT-GARDE – Bay Area saxophonist Romus says the tracks in this deep, otherworldly set were inspired by the writings of Frank Herbert, Philip K Dick and H.P. Lovecraft, and you can pick that up in the lumpy, surrealistic textures and bloopy electronic undercurrents. But it’s still approachable in a weird, outré way. Vinny Golia adds a second sax voice (along with other winds) and brings a lot to the table.

Try any track. Fo’s Picks: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7

1. 7:29 – slow & low, darkly surreal over scattered drums, density increases
2. 7:28 – slouching, shape-shifting: piccolo shadows sax, then sax interplay
3. 7:24 – exotic horns & fast drums; urgent improv like alien jungle chatter
4. 3:08 – floppy march riffs, gives way to hard, careening duo-sax improv
5. 9:35 – warped & lumpy with highly agitated piccolo/sax and vocal noise
6. 4:30 – weird electronic warbles, sax squeals, robotic bass, crashing drums
7. 7:26 – slowly expands as sax solo busts out, collapses, two-sax arguement
8. 9:27 – exotic desert bass, slow-mo saxes into spinning solos, busy drums

[ Fo ] 05/29/11

Track Listing
1.Body Of Memory 5.Night Nova
2.Spreading Tar Of Microcosmic Infinity 6.Edge Of Dark
3.Throne Of Sand 7.Over The Rift
4.Ovular Amphivoid 8.Into Dune