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    Anomonous – “Anomonous” – [Prom Night]

    anomonous
    Follow the Maroney! Denman is a multi-visit denizen
    of KFJC’s library, bringing his prepared piano,
    aka the HyperPiano, to eager seeking ears again.
    Joined here by Prom Night stable star, Josh Sinton,
    on an enhanced bass clarinet and Ben Miller on excellent
    weirding electronics/synths. Bonus points for elder
    KFJC’ers who connected his name immediately to the seminal
    Destroy All Monsters (I looked at the teacher’s edition.)
    Together they present one long evolving piece, sliced
    into 20 radio-friendly portions. It seems each section
    is demarcated by a new idea or new sound by one of
    the trio. It all begins in a primordial slippery
    slope descending into a sonic soup; much of the album
    involves murky, but not amorphous sounds coming from Sinton
    or Miller. (I think. This is one of those great
    unclassifiable, and not so easily traceable who-does-what
    outings.) The steely scrape of the HyperPiano often feels
    like a subway grinding the rails, and Sinton’s sax too has
    metallic tight tones, likely amplified by his set-up
    (think that’s him on #8 and #9 for example). Sinton
    elephones nicely while Maroney is on the *outside* of
    his piano on #10. Miller adds circuits snapping,
    electron winds and maybe even muffled voices into
    the kickass morass. But the music never feels crushed by
    chaos there seems to be a strong guiding sense throughout
    their exploring improvisations. Listened to this over
    and over, I might need to join Anomonous’s Anonymous

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on May 11, 2013 at 11:08 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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