Sing, Shattering, A Poem in Reverse gathers seven tough, ragged, and freewheeling performances that traverse the tightrope connecting acoustic noise and free jazz. Rolling, playful jangles counterpoint driving bass lines in a recording always in flux, always under strain, and only ever hinting at stasis. Knots remain articulate whilst at the edge of sound and music, producing nuanced and detailed results.
released March 30, 2019
Eduardo Cossio (electric guitar)
Djuna Lee (double bass)
Mike Caratti (drums)
Recorded by Ron Pollard at Studio Sleepwalkers Dread
Mixed and mastered by Adrian Sardi at Sugarland Studios
Tone List recognises the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of this country; We recognise the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation as the traditional custodians of the land where we live (Perth, Western Australia).
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Contemporary, yet steeped in an understanding and love of the genre, Kirchner's compositions are first rate, the covers judiciously selected, and the playing throughout is absolutely first rate. Hard to pick anyone out, but the bass clarinet is just sublime.
Stellar performances and terrific compositions. This is seriously good jazz, deeply spiritual in many ways, but with a confident, energised spring in its step.
Sure to be one of the standout jazz releases of 2018. Michael Mueller
While a dire fantasia—a nightmare future Earth where only Antarctica remains habitable—looms over these eight instrumentals, Talibam!’s impulse is to throw a spiked Slurpee party at the end of the world. Bandcamp Album of the Day Oct 4, 2017