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Prolific composer/saxophonist Ken Vandermark's first soundtrack Project, Strade d'Acqua / Roads of Water, brings together his multiple interests and sound designs, creating a work for the film by Augusto Contento. It can exists as a standalone album, separate from the film, without commentary.
Recorded in 2008, Vandermark's Predella Group reunites trombonist Jeb Bishop
who plays a bit of marimba on "Sieve of the Soul"the atmosphere is one of slowed tempos and space. In the gaps, Vandermark allows his players to fill in with breathy slurs and the occasional electronic flashes. Bassist Nate McBride
ian sound, before a slap-quick change into Vandermark's urgent solo over pounding drums and haunting guitar. The discovery here is Branch, her sound featuring minimalist breathing or tangy muted notes. Like the recent guest appearance of trumpeter Magnus Broo
Track Listing: Further (for Anselm Kiefer); Blue Over Green (for Mark Rothko;
Sieve of the Soul (for Bruce Naumann); Dust Town (for William
Eggleston); Austral Cartography (for Cormac McCarthy); Signal (for
Franz Kline); Dusk Meridian (for William Faulkner).
Personnel: Jeb Bishop: trombone; Jaimie Branch: trumpet; Tim Daisy:
percussion; Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello; Nate McBride: bass; Jeff
Parker: guitar; Ken Vandermark: reeds.