About KFJC
Program Schedule
Specials and Events
Donations and Swag
Music and Playlists
Broadcast Archives
KFJC Music Reviews
  KFJC 89.7 FM

Massacre – “Killing Time” – [Fred Records]

Massacre is Fred Frith on guitar, Bill Laswell on bass and Fred Maher on drums. This album was recorded live, mainly in Paris and Brooklyn 1981. These sound like they would have been epic liver performances. The music here fluctuates between the sounds of math rock, psych and free jazz. Its all instrumental and largely improvised. Some of the songs sound more calculated than others (3, 19 for example) but its pretty obvious to tell which are improvised jams and which are not. The music here is chaotic. Its dissonant and experimental. Weird note intervals, strange time signatures, and intriguing combinations of rhythms and sounds. The music here is heavy, gritty, noisy and fully delightful. Check out tracks 6 & 11 for lengthier improvised journeys of feedback, dissonance and alien string noises. A lot of these pieces track into each other, especially the shorter ones, so play it continuously if you please. this album is solid awesome. – Surfer Rosa

  • Reviewed by surferrosa on October 31, 2011 at 8:58 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
  • 1 comment

  • One Comment

    Solid awesome. A long overdue add.

  • Comment by Max Level, December 12th, 2011 4:01 pm

  • Comment on this review


     Copyright © 2018   KFJC 89.7 FM
    12345 S. El Monte Road   Los Altos Hills, California   94022   phones