Album Review

Land of Kush – “Against The Day” – [Constellation]

Cousin Mary   3/25/2009   CD, Jazz

Sam Shalabi is a Montreal musician (oud, Middle Eastern lute)
who assembled this large ensemble for this 2009 release. His
liner notes call it an homage to Thomas Pynchon who wrote a
novel of the same name (Against the Day) that is sometimes
described as literary free jazz. Like Pynchon???s work, this is all
over the place and often with a lot happening just below the surface.

I could not make out the vocals very well, just words here and there.
Track notes:
1 Notable cello/drums.
2 Vocals/Middle Eastern/Baritone sax. Danceable!
3 Guitars begin/female vocals/flutes/electronic noise.
4 Strong drum beat/guitars/vocals.
5 Drum roll/strings.

Far out, but enjoyable and accessible.

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