Broken Music


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Broken Music Review

by Anthony Tognazzini

Interested to know what it feels like to have your skull filled with metal shavings? The sonic landscape of Fireroom’s BROKEN MUSIC can help you out. A collaboration between electronica experimentalist Lasse Marhaug and avant-jazz giants Ken Vandermark and Paul Nilssen-Love, Firebrand create sounds that are intense, gestural, passionate, and unsettling. The opening title track is a white-knuckle ride through cacophony, but there are also moments, like the reflective “Hand Lettered,” that are surprisingly lyrical.

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