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Montreal free improvisers in an album straddling improvisation, actuelle, and rock influences, with drummer Michel F. Cote, guitarist Sam Shalabi, and bass/electronicist Alexandre St-Onge.

Shalabi / St-Onge / Cote
Jane and The Magic Bananas

Shalabi / St-Onge / Cote: Jane and The Magic Bananas (&Records)
Label: &Records    
Released in: Canada    

"A strange trio indeed! How to describe this terrific mumbo-combo? Let's try this: a free-exotica-rock band. This post-virtuosity improv trio seems made to change the rules of interplay. Who's soloing? Who's in charge of the beat? Who's leading? Where do they come from? From the land of Conan the Barbarian, I suppose... All in all, their set at DNA showed powerful and weird musical interactions, and a continuous three-dimensional stream of medieval consciousness which undergoes a permanent displacement from point 1 to point 3, from point 2 to point 1, etc. A magnificent example of individual spirits that connect with vector, Achilles vs. Hector, qualities. It was a sharp Frazetta Fantasy soundtrack. A must see, a must hear."-Julian Slitworky, Rolling Stone Magazine

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Label: &Records
Catalog ID: &17
Squidco Product Code: 15947

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock foldover, 3 panels
Recorded in May 2011 by Robert Langlois at Studio 270.


Sam Shalabi-electric guitar

Alexandre St-Onge-bass, electronics

Michel F. Cote-amplified percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Jogging Along the Path of El'Gabar 5:40

2. Chief Tonga Doesn't Know Where to Go 3:39

3. Passing the Gates of Shalmir-Keshtoum 2:27

4. Young Men Share Excitement in Far Deep Tchoukotka 2:53

5. Gul Shah's Hunchback Henchman 4:23

6. Sacred Baam Jumbek Dance of the Newborn 3:25

7. In Which Jack's Cruise Is Ended 4:29

8. Third Invasion of the Swingingsguord 3:38

9. Mesa Verde's Alien Sunset 4:27