Trioscapes

Posted Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 1:04pm by Darin Tambascio

This is the third and final part of my favorite full-length albums of 2014. Be sure to check out my part one and two of the series as well as my favorite EPs of 2014.

Category: Feature Stories

Tags: St. Vincent, Toby Driver, Timba Harris, Russell Greenberg, Ichneumonidae, Trans Am, Trioscapes, The Unsemble, The Jesus Lizard, Tomahawk, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Stars of the Lid
Posted Friday, December 19, 2014 - 9:00am by Gabriel Riccio

Not many new records manage to grab my attention enough to take me away from listening to music that came out before I was born - the truth is that I tend to be quite jaded when it comes to new music. Nonethleless, a few great albums come out every year, so here's a few of my favorites from this year. Since I'm not a fan of ranking albums, they're in no particular order:

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Best of 2014, aphex twin, flying lotus, run the jewels, blut aus nord, Scott Walker, sunnO))), earth, Trioscapes, funk ark
Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 8:08pm by Clayton Michaels

How best to describe Trioscapes? The trio, which is rounded out by tenor saxman/flautist Walter Fancourt and drummer Matt Lynch, are first and foremost a jazz combo, and they lean more toward the Miles Davis end of the spectrum than the Mahavishnu Orchestra end. Album opener “Digital Dream Sequence” and “Hysteria” both have some really nice hard bop moments interspersed with some seriously heavy fuzz bass. “From Earth to Moon” brings to mind Rashaan Roland Kirk with its flute and what sounds like a marimba sections. The highlight of the album, though, is the 15+ minute closing track “The Jungle,” which builds from gentle electronic percussion and an intricately tapped bass line into a full-on free/fusion freak-out and then back out again, with a particularly nice bass solo roughly halfway through the song.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: hard bop, Miles Davis, Dan Briggs, Between the Buried and Me, Trioscapes, jazz fusion
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