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"Drummer/percussionist Rich West has had a long career in music. Despite being a member of an early incarnation of Camper Van Beethoven and the space/psych group The Mooseheart Faith Stellar Groove Band, his true passion seems to lie in...
 

West, Rich
Mayo Grout's Known Universe [Used Item]

West, Rich: Mayo Grout's Known Universe <i>[Used Item]</i> (pfmentum)

Label: pfmentum    
Released in: USA    


"Drummer/percussionist Rich West has had a long career in music. Despite being a member of an early incarnation of Camper Van Beethoven and the space/psych group The Mooseheart Faith Stellar Groove Band, his true passion seems to lie in the realms of avant-garde jazz. This has been evident from one of his earliest projects, the orchestral rock band The Wrestling Worms in the early 80's right up to his present day solo efforts like this one, Mayo Grout's Known Universe. Blending percussive orchestral music in the vein of 20th century classical futurist Edgar Varese with a Charles Mingus-like approach to jazz and the progressive rock fusion of Henry Cow and Waka/Jawaka era Frank Zappa, West creates his own unique little universe that he attributes to the mind of Mayo Grout, the cockroach obsessed character of the title. It's not easy music to listen to, as is most often the case with the avant-garde. Whilst West doesn't stray into the totally free form very much, there are passagesof such chaos, as well as lengthy, growling ruminations from Mayo Grout and weird little sing song melodies punctuating the more improvised (and sometimes very psychedelic) jams. Flutes twitter, horns blurt and howl, bass throbs menacingly, guitar rumbles, and West's percussion veers from the wildly random to precision complexity. Mayo Grout's Known Universe is a crazy ride indeed, but fans of the above-mentioned artists as well as Canterbury bands like The Soft Machine will no doubt find great enjoyment in its off-kilter twists and turns."=Jeff Fitzgerald, Aural Innovations






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Product Information:

UPC: 616892004066

Label: pfmentum
Catalog ID: CD055
Squidco Product Code: 20007

Format: CD
Condition: VG
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case
Tracks 1 and 5 at Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 21, 2003

Tracks 2, 3 and 6 at Architecture sometime in 1995

Tracks 4 and 7 at Rick CoxÕs studio above John CarterÕs in Los Angeles, CA, sometime in 1991



This is a USED (previously owned) item
Personnel:

Tony Atherton-alto saxophone

Paul Green-bass guitar

Stuart Liebig-bass guitar

Eric Johnson- bassoon

Rich West-drums

Haskel Joseph-guitar

Jill Meschke-keyboards

Bruce Friedman-trumpet

Walter Zooi-trumpet

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Track Listing:

1. I'm a Cockroach; Adapt, Adapt - Part One 18:05

2. Short I Am 3:23

3. On Her Wrists She Wore Her Interest 10:10

4. Newness 5:14

5. I'm a Cockroach; Adapt, Adapt - Part Two 6:29

6. Five-lane Parasite 5:48

7. Es-1 10:34