Dubowsky, Jack Curtis Ensemble / Iii
Album: Iii   Collection:General
Artist:Dubowsky, Jack Curtis Ensemble   Added:Jun 2011
Label:De Stijl Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-05-05 Pull Date: 2012-07-08
Week Ending: May 13
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 06, 2012: feelin' the music
Spinet Arpeggio

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-05-20
Jack Curtis Dubowsky / Ensemble III / De Stijl Music (BMI). Jack Curtis Dubowsky has done all the compositions of the 14 tracks found on this LP. Fred Morgan is the other member of the group and is responsible for the rhythms and percussions. The project prides itself with using all acoustic and analog instruments (no software). They are similar to John Zorn or the Phillip Glass Ensemble. Experimental, jazzy, and darkish grooves. Pretty trippy stuff that occasionally offers some more upbeat tunes. All instrumental with the exception to the final track (14). NO FCC
3:01 Trippy intro with whale type sounds and some random percussion added.
3:26* Uptempo-ish jam with heavier drums. Sounds similar to Mighty Bop compilations from France.
5:11 Slow groove. Rather Portishead-ish sans vocals
3:18 Piano gives a latin flare. Strange.
6:51 Slow, dark, and sinister but not dirty.
4:22 Ghostly piano. Very little percussion
4:10 Return to the belly of a whale with a ride cymbal.
3:36 Doctor Who, where are you?
5:03 Sounds like a song in a psy-horror flick.
4:34 2 or 3 notes repeated throughout. sound check?
2:30* Driving drums and deep bass give a refreshing upper tempo feeling.
4:04 Hypnotic tune that can put you to sleep.
2:50 Back into that whale again. with the ride cymbal.
3:41 Kohler Spinet offers some vocals on this track. Sounds a bit like Native American chanting.

Track Listing
1. Retina   8. Lattice Degeneration
2. Depth Perception   9. Night Vision
3. Tambura Trudge   10. Iris
4. Spinet Train   11. Wobble Eye
5. Lazy Eye   12. Anaesthesia
6. Spinet Arpeggio   13. Pupil
7. Ventilator   14. Sleep