|Recording information: Catasonic, Los Angeles, CA (2005).
Avant-jazz guitarist and part-time Wilco member Nels Cline teams with alto saxophonist Wally Shoup and percussionist Chris Corsano for this wild, energized bout of group improvisation. The compositions careen from blistering aggression to fluttering ambient passages (fleshed out with a battery of effects from Cline) and quietly unsettling lyricism. Kinetic energy and keen group chemistry (especially the high, furious dialogues between Cline and Shoup) are what make this heavily experimental work-out session tick.
CMJ (p.5) - "This album is a dynamic blast of ecstatic freer-jazz that is the splattery sum of its massive parts..." JazzTimes (p.85) - "[T]he trio sounds more interesting in the extended settings, using multiple dynamic shifts to break and reshape directions....When they lock in, the trio is breathtaking."