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    Yuganaut – “Sharks” – [Engine Studios]

    Naughty naugahyde in a Yugo? The car’s floor littered with
    tiny toys, the passengers Stephen Rush tweaking keys, Tom
    Abbs the midsection on items driving the transmission; low
    notes floating from tuba, cello, bass and didjeriyahoo!
    Lastly Geoff Mann is the man, dropping drums and trumpet on
    the carpet. On some tracks, like “Vger” Mann gets way out
    front (that is the most frantic track). But it’s often
    te toys that are the engine. “Local Motive” is nothing
    short of toy torture, frequently that carpet is nearly a
    drone to work more subtle improvisations on top. The closer
    defies the prototype as that is a Rhodes-fest of composition
    by Rush. Not my 2112, but maybe you’ll connect. I liked the
    seeming shepherd tones ever-rising through “Landfill/Sharks”
    but my favorite was “Wrenchwork” which kept sending me out
    to get Lost in Space. Seems the theme was part of the
    improvising dream on that. Another nice Engine Studios outing.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on July 16, 2010 at 8:51 pm
  • Filed as CD,Jazz
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