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After the Disquiet is a beguiling EP from Tarana, a duo consisting of drummer Ravish Momin and violinist Trina Basu. Recorded live in March 2011, After the Disquiet finds Momin laying down a variety of acoustic drum beats while adding his own real-time electronic manipulations. Over this, Basu adds Eastern-themed improvisations. The sound quality is not perfect here; there is a fair amount of room ambiance in the recording, but the absorbing music is worth diving into all the same.
Momin creates quite a din. His drum work is slyly straightforward, which makes his electronic tweaking all the more effective. There is looping, echo, chirps, and explosions. The sounds always amount to more than noise, though; this is nuanced, hypnotic music.
Brooklyn-based Basu is the ideal match for Momin. When his beats are stripped down and syncopated, her bowing is assured, melodic and ethereal. When the electronic textures ramp up, Basu plays in around the sounds, with plucks, staccato bursts and shorter runs. There is a synergy between the players. They are complementing and augmenting, not competing.
Audiophiles may have difficulty getting beyond the fidelity limitations but these four tracks, totaling less than 35 minutes, make up some very original and intriguing music.
Track Listing: Disposable; Night Song; Black Teeth (of Trees); Hava (The Palace of Air).
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com