This NY trio create an alien landscape of strange sounds that ebb and flow between sparse instrumentation and dense layers of sound, experimental improv at its best!
Wooley / Lonberg-Holm / Roebke
Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing
Label: Porter Records
Released in: USA
"The five improvisations on Throw Down Your Hammer and Sing still retain their attachment to the tools at the players' disposal; split-tones and cagey muted brass are clearly the trumpeter's task, while cutting tenor projection and string bulwarks belong to cello and bass, respectively. The sounds produced are often unfamiliar: high, circular harmonics the ear likens to metal tubing or filtered audio; fluffs and staccato breath, gulps and muffled shrieks approximate rustling papers or peeling tin; forcible assaults of bow on strings (or bridges) at an incremental pace sound like broken gadgetry or a computer glitch. Col legno on the cello's body has a distinctly electric resonance, whether or not it's 'processed.' Toward the close of the excellent "Sans Aluminumius" the trio release their tension into strummed pizzicato, high-pitched cello squall and crackling near-phrases from Wooley's trumpet, a nod to tradition in free music as well as a natural release from the slathered, piercing long-tone dissonance and energized, fuzzy stasis of the preceding ten minutes."-Clifford Allen, All About Jazz
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Label: Porter Records
Catalog ID: POR 4022 CD
Squidco Product Code: 12043
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded October 2007 at Belair Studios by Todd Carter.
Fred Lonberg-Holm-cello, electronics
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2. Sans Aluminumius 15:54
3. Southern Ends of the Earth 10:57
4. Saint Mary 10:45
5. Anywhere, Anyplace at All 10:57