David Fiuczynski's Headless Torsos: Amandala
The compositions on Amandala, all originals, were written by Fiuczynski as well as drummer Gene Lake and percussionist Daniel Sadownick. They offer occasional hints at threads and themes from earlier Fuzelicious material, revealing a higher vocabulary for this long-standing NYC group. Amandala documents a progression in maturity for both the guitarist and his quartet. Subtlety plays a larger role here; and new shades of rhythm and tone expand to fill the space which used to be occupied by vocals. Sadownick's percussion plays a critical role in enriching the polyrhythmic foundation of the group and enabling the other players to step out and explore. Overall, the feel of Amandala is much more open and spacious than previous discs. But despite his own best efforts, it's Fiuczynski who leaves the tallest shadow. He experiments with highly processed dimensions of texture; his angular lines twist about, toying with rhythm and defying harmonic expectations.
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Track Listing: Amandala; Torsos Jungle; Shannon's Kitchen; Leftovers; My Heavy Heart; Fallout Shelter; Cherry Red; Pattern 178; Kiss That Whispers; Purple.
Personnel: David "Fuze" Fiuczynski: guitar; Fima Ephron: bass; Daniel Sadownick: percussion; Gene Lake: drums.
Record Label: FuzeLicious Morsels
Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock