Wayne Horvitz: Sweeter Than The Day (2002)
With his second outing for this progressive jazz-based record label, Horvitz and his Zony Mash outfit once again opt for the all-acoustic approach. On many of these works, the artists execute a sequence of dreamscape laden aural canvasses amid a few lightly swinging shuffle grooves.
The title track, “Sweeter Than The Day,” incites notions of an American Civil War ballad, whereas the band expounds upon a simple 3-note progression during the nerve-calming affair, “The Beautiful Number 3.” In many instances, it seems that the players focus on maintaining a balanced ebb and flow, sans a few vibrantly energetic interludes. Timothy Young’s stereo-effect electric guitar work serves as a pleasantly refreshing foil to the keyboardist’s eloquently designed melodies. (The producers have utilized the new “DSD” multi-channel and high sampling rate recording format.)
Track Listing: 1.in One time and another 2.Julian
Personnel: Wayne Horvitz: piano, prepared piano
Record Label: Songlines Recordings