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

Thurston Hunger   9/26/2014   CD, Jazz

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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

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