Liquidrone

Liquidrone

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Liquidrone is an "electric junkyard orchestra" octet. Saxophones, trombone, tuba, and violin encounter a water jug, iron rack, pots, and pans in their eclectic, raucous compositions. Stylistically, Liquidrone varies on this CD as much as their instrumentation does. "Forbidden Valentine" recalls Tragic Mulatto, while "Salt Dogs" recalls Tom Waits. Pop/rock guitar rhythms underlie wild fiddling and a strong, R&B brass section in "Climbing up the Skirts of Morning." "Sandy the Clown" is post-bop spoken word delivery that is hip segment with a robot soul musical backdrop. Across the 19 tracks here, Liquidrone take daring chances fusing noisy post-rock experimentation with dynamic jazz motifs from the horns. So, it does not succeed every time, but more often than not it does, making this self-titled CD debut one of the most interesting recordings available.

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