Sunday, November 12, 2006
Music I Liked And Didn't - 11/6/06 - 11/12/06
HUNTSVILLE: For The Middle Class CD (Rune Grammofon) - This is the debut release from experimental Norwegian trio, Huntsville. The foundation for Huntsville’s sound (for the majority of this material) is the driving, relentless, repetitive almost to the point of being trance inducing percussion (on drum kit, a variety of “indiginous” instruments, like tablas, and electronics) of Ingar Zach. Over this foundation the other members layer, in varying combinations and intensities, experimental noise drones, hypnotic guitar figures, organ, and other interesting sonic accents. The album’s centerpiece is the 20+ minute, “Add A Key Of Humanity”, which features some of the most mind altering out-banjo I’ve heard since Joe Morris on the great, “Eloping With The Sun” CD from 2003. A unique, genre-busting sound, just the way the Sonictroubadour likes it!
Several new reviews (Isis, Daniel Higgs, and so on) to follow in the next day or so!
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HU VIBRATIONAL: Universal Mother 2XLP (Soul Jazz) - As much as I respect Hamid Drake and enjoy music that includes African influences created on authentic African instruments, I really am not that into percussion only LPs, which, with the exception of a couple of tracks, is what this release contains.
Running Count For The Year
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