Album Review

Smith / Kastel / Morgia – “Brand II” – [L’esprit De L’escalier]

Naysayer   10/23/2013   12-inch, Jazz

Whoa! What the hell is this? Jazz, free improvisation, freak out, the outer edges of experimentation? Yep, all of that and more. Gary Smith, Silvia Kastel and Ninni Morgia are EXPERIENCED with many, many outsider freaks. In this collection, their second together, we get ploinks, scrunches, noises but not noise…. there is a difference… scraping of things, glass, crazy wonky guitar, screaching whirling humming vocals, electronics but not electronica. Electronics that don’t sound old but not new either. Just tweaked. And there is space. It’s so rich and so fresh. I can not get enough.
And Silvia Kastel is my new girlfriend.

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