Wayne Horvitz's group Pigpen pushes the limits of the small avant-garde combo -- saxophone, keyboard, bass and drums -- taking it noisy, jarring new frontiers. Equal parts rock and free jazz, V as in Victim is a weird journey through a number of styles and sounds -- there's some grooves, some soundscapes and some brutally dissonant variations on free jazz. More often than not, the excursions are successful.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine