Matt Turner: Crushed Smoke
The cellist mimics what appear to be animal sounds or perhaps a cranky old codger on "Smoking Carnivore," as he also emulates the sound of heavy machinery amid concentrated patterns and dissonant lines on "Fractals." Otherwise, Turner injects percussive statements, haunting thematic opuses, austere classicism, and emotive dialogue into his rather compelling repertoire. Needless to state this is heady stuff, yet Turner's often daring and hypermodern concepts often bespeak a mark of distinction.
Track Listing: Contraption; Space Station; Vent; Smoking Carnivore; Fractals; Sticky Victrola; Blisters; Koto Caress; Pegs; Prairie Lament; Tap; A Somple Line; Blinker; Clascht; Ancient Signs
Personnel: Matt Turner; cello and Yamaha electric cello
Record Label: Tautology
Style: Modern Jazz