Sylvia Hallett: White Fog
On “Woman With Dustpan And Brush” and “White Fog,” Ms. Hallett’s hypnotic and altogether ethereal musings conjure up notions of a hazy dream resulting in melodramatic aftershocks amid her warm toned yet slightly foreboding inventions. However, there are passages that may imply the sounds of neurons or brain cells at work, whereas “The Onyx Rook” is a piece for violin and voice improvisation sans overdubs. Simply put, Ms. Hallett’s rather eccentric journey into previously unexplored terrain yields curiously interesting results, or as the producers amusingly indicate on the CD jewel case insert, this music should be filed as “unpigeonholeable.”
Track Listing: 1. A Wheelwright Used To Live Here 2. Violet 3. Woman With Dustpan And Brush 4. White Fog 5. Private War 6. Walnut 7. The Onyx Rook 8.
Personnel: Sylvia Hallett: bowed bicycle wheel, voice, digital delays, and violin
Record Label: Emanem
Style: Modern Jazz