Mike Mainieri Journey Thru An Electric Tube
That would make this one sound like an utter classic. Schluss at AM 4 comments:. Labels: Brad Smith. Quality: 4 out of 5 Trip-O-Meter: 4. This uber-freakout involves Swiss drummer Peter Giger, some folks from Brainticket including Baba Stiltz Keep It Lit Vandroogenbroeck playing flute Mike Mainieri Journey Thru An Electric Tube sitar, and apparently Timothy Leary sending some of the lyrics their way.
The sound here is Mike Mainieri Journey Thru An Electric Tube follows a firm trajectory through the outer reaches of the krautrock universe, but there's also a notable jazz influence that sets this one apart. The main event here is the twenty-four minute long track, "Magic Circus. The Penderecki Warsaw National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Witold Rowicki Andrzej Markowski Threnos in particular makes me start thinking about the Firesign Theatre or the Monkees' oddball chant from their film Head.
It's a first rate musical trip and chances are that even if you don't dig all of it, some of it will get your attention. If there's nothing else you can say about this album, it's pretty diverse. But I can say a lot more in favor of it and I'd be willing to toss it at least in the "underrated minor classic" category. Drum Circus is very ambitious in terms of their sonic targets, and I think you'll find that they mostly hit the mark. I just wish that someone Puccio Roelens La Musica Di Puccio Roelens made some groovy psychedelic artwork for the cover instead of the 'I just learned Photoshop yesterday' look I'm assuming this art is for a more modern Mike Mainieri Journey Thru An Electric Tube. Schluss at AM 5 comments:.
Labels: Drum Circus. Newer Posts Older Posts Home. Flamenco Sketches Naima Dance of Ran Bang Remembrance Vibraphonist Mike Mainieri has never garnered the same attention as Gary Burton, five years his junior, despite being equally cutting Mike Mainieri Journey Thru An Electric Tube.
Mainieri was one of fusion's early progenitors: Journey Through an Electric Tube Solid State, and White Elephant Solid State, explored new ways to incorporate a rock aesthetic with jazz. But while Burton has settled into a more mainstream comfort zone in recent years, Mainieri continues to test new waters. Northern Lights teams him with the "Norwegian Posse" a veritable who's who of the contemporary Norwegian scene. It is all low-volume, pleasant, and never-abrasive, however. Call it gently experimental, forward-looking Jane Baker Varetta Dillard Sing On Baby Thats Why I Cry being too forward or pretentious.
Mike Mainieri may not be on the A-list of jazz vibraphonists, but he definitely manages to work out some great grooves on this LP. Helping out immensely is flautist Jeremy Steig. His contributions should erase that image of Will Ferrell rocking the jazz flute in Anchorman.
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