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    EFT – “Spatial Awareness” – [Out Now Recordings]

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    Third release from this trio, when I reviewed their
    initial offering, I remember writing “jazz?” And if
    I’ve learned anything at KFJC about genres, it’s that
    the question mark is a thing of beauty. Willful, resistant
    beauty. This time around, I found myself drawn to
    the least conventional member, Daniel Davidosky whose
    array of electronics (often rough-hewn home-made tech
    with rougher sounds) help to get the hair standing up
    on the back of my neck. There’s a crisp electricity
    flowing from him and also from Ido Bukelman’s guitar,
    who pushes the Sonny Sharrock charge, spiking in on
    the exploratory scale past Kletka Red to Starfuckers.
    But there’s more mania on here, aided by the heart
    amping drumwork of Ofer Bymel. Both guitar and drums
    are prone to bursts of improvisation, that catch you
    with a jag but then don’t drag you on a two minute
    blitz. Indeed the album’s title (and the epic number
    of the same name) showcase “space.” That space is
    so crucial, to let the alien transmissions from
    planet Davidosky beam in. Check out “Friend of No One
    But Your Phone” for a short showcase of that (and
    further proof that “Untitled #6” is a lazy waste
    of effort for song titles). I really hope that the
    ragged guitar/drumplay will dare rock fans to dig
    this, and I think some of our electro weird ear
    fans can help accentuate that gorgeous question
    mark at play here! These guys are from Earth,
    by way of Israel for what it’s worth. And their
    music is worth plenty!

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on September 26, 2014 at 11:47 pm
  • Filed as CD,Jazz
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