Album Review

Doyle, Arthur Electro-acoustic Ensemble – “Patriotic Act ” – [Qbico]

Thurston Hunger   2/22/2007   12-inch, Jazz

The Qbico-Doyle love connection continues, this pink post-Valentine
single-sided 12″ shoots an arrow through the black hole left by Sun Ra.
It starts with a nice twin-star number Doyle on his kinetic sax kaboom
against I guess a sample of a flute. Ed Wilcox (Temple of Bon Matin) adds
in a nice off-kilter rhythm, against the grain but perfect. Doyle gets
a holler on while some helicopted synths swirl in. The saxputation at
the end is thick and eelectrified. Slippery beauty on that piece and a
cowbell too maybe, what more could you ask for. “When the Shit Goes
Down” is up next, and its more electric snakiness against Doyle’s sax
which leaves furrows in the air. Leslie Q adds a no-wave guitar
chunk n’ clunk to this. Perfect for DNA testing…speaking of which
is Arto Lindsay still lost in a Brazillian dream? Anyways this tracks
has a great stabbing anapestic beat till the end, Doyle offers some of
the sweetest sour notes around. “Milk Brain” is a Tipsy tripsy led
by Dave Cross on turntables and the Nuuj summoning recorded freedom
fighters from a country under siege. Acts of patriotism come in living
color. It ends with “Butt Call”, a slurry a capella run of “Stormy
Weather” over hills of hiccoughs. That’s cool, but the tracks with the
Ensemble moving in united Doyle-space, those ruled my roost. From March
2004, live No Fun Fest.

-Thurston Hunger

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