Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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Artist: Jeff Kaiser (@)
Title: 17 Themes for Ockodektet
Format: CD
Label: pfMENTUM
When Jeff Kaiser turned 40, he celebrated inviting a bunch of friends (including Ernesto Diaz-Infante - cmp review elsewhere on these pages) and letting them jam under his supervision at Ventura City Hall, in Ventura, California. He also taped the whole thing to DAT so that we all can be invited to that party as well. Besides conducting and trumpeting, woodwinds, euphonium, valve-trombone, tuba, acoustic and electric guitar, electronics, organ, theremin, drums and percussions were also involved. Freeform, free-style, free-spirit, free-jazz, it's all free, it's all good. If you are into acoustic explorations, experimental music, concrete musique, the russian electro-acoustic school or the Netherlands' Staalplaat more accessible discography and stuff like that this is your cup of tea. Sophisticated, intellectual, down to earth, beautiful, tense, relaxing, visionary, soft, frantic, frenetic, aleatory, rapturing. It's all these things together... And if the music isn't innovative enough to you try the nice and simple unfolding cardboard packaging with a string.