From yesterday’s metal apocalypse, we now turn in our musical journey through jungles of mayhem, to the naked musical aggression of New York genre obliterators Nels Cline, Tim Berne and Jim Black. Disciples of the more jagged edges of instrumental prog, avant-garde jazz and “skronk rock,” these gentlemen put out more conflicting noise than a freight train colliding with a burning steel mill. If Wynton Marsalis’ NPR-safe jazz is the Mona Lisa, then this is Guernica. Fun stuff.
Nels Cline, Tim Berne, Jim Black
“Railroaded” (download mp3)
from “The Veil”
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