Awesome, one of the bests band in my collection (not only this one). I follow Spurance since Mr Bungle, this guy is really a great "proteiform" composer guitarist and producer
Favorite track: Saptarshi.
Because this is one of the best instrumentals I've heard in years. I dance in place every time it comes up in my home or car queue. Really, SC3 is a find. A wonderful band. Favorite track: Saptarshi.
TRACK A: Ishraqiyun "Saptarshi"
In order to face East, one must know how to locate North. On this song, Ishraqiyun nails a facet of their septenary logic to the celestial pole, throwing diatonic sparks into the Cosmos.
TRACK B: FORMS "Radar"
An unassuming but brilliant piece by Bernard Herrmann was hidden in the background during the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still. Originally just piano, vibes and timpani, "Radar" now gets exploded into an uncalled-for over-exposure, via the world's only fully organic, wood & spirit mechanized orchestra, FORMS.
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This basically feels like traditional Middle Eastern music except amped up and distorted. The performances are insanely tight, and I'd really like to highlight the drumming on here - it's absolutely incredible. The drummer adapts tradition and aggression into something that not only manages to keep up with the guitar/bouzouki but pushes the envelope in its own right. Smekermann