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Mandarin Movie
Mandarin Movie

Mandarin Movie: Mandarin Movie (Aesthetics)
Label: Aesthetics    
Released in: USA    

Chicago/Brazil cornetist Rob Mazurek's project of intense and downright destructive jazz with an electronic edge from a great set of players.

"Mandarin Movie often recalls Bitches Brew-era Miles Davis in the way it subsumes individual voices into a murky sonic bog, but those looking for fusion jams will be sorely disappointed and probably a little bit disturbed. "Orange" perverts Isotope's clinical jazz-funk, with Mazurek's and trombonist Steve Swell's horns holding long, dissonant chords that underpin the rest of the band's inky groove (computer-manipulated by Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen). Swell, experimental guitarist Alan Licht and free-jazz drummer Frank Rosaly fight to be heard over a howling wind of electronics and distortion on "Black Goat (Part One)." In the thirteen-minute closing track, "The Highest Building in the World," the noise wins."

-Etan Rosenbloom, Prefix

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Product Information:

UPC: 673431004123

Label: Aesthetics
Catalog ID: AST41CD
Squidco Product Code: 6759

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock foldover

Alan Licht-guitar

Rob Mazurek-cornet, Moog synthesizer, computer

Steve Swell-trombone

Matt Lux-bass instrument, electronics

Jason Ajemian-double bass, electronics

Frank Rosaly-drums

Additional personnel include: John Herndon, Mikael Jorgensen, Rick Rizzo, Jim Becker.

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Track Listing:

1. Orange

2. Green Giraffe, The

3. Black Goat (Part One)

4. Black Goat (Part Two)

5. Ghost Ship In Sinking, The

6. Peking Duck With Steam Dumpling

7. Very Modern Camera, A (Part One)

8. Very Modern Camera, A (Part Two)

9. Ghost Ships Don't Sink

10. Highest Building In The World, The