Cafe Grand Abyss

Turn on/off the embedded sound. Album title: Cafe Grand Abyss - Track title: Adorno's Boiled Egged Egg
TitleCafé Grand Abyss
ArtistsAlvin Curran & Jon Rose
Year2019
LabelReR Megacorp (Recommended London)
If this CD were in colour, then it would be full spectrum, containing as it does more musical bumps, slides, and rides than is decent for a CD of improvised music. There are nods to minimalism, noise, and jazz, but a description of this musical encounter might be best described as maximalist. Just when you think the parameters have been sorted, there is a twist, and we are off on another journey - the extrovert and joyous followed suddenly by the dark and strange. ReR

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June 2021
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