177

Tarana: After The Disquiet

Lawrence Peryer By

Sign in to view read count
Tarana: After The Disquiet 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).

Personnel: Ravish Momin; drums, electronics; Trina Basu: violin.

Year Released: 2011 | Record Label: Self Produced | Style: Modern Jazz


Shop

More Articles

Read The Picasso Zone CD/LP/Track Review The Picasso Zone
by Franz A. Matzner
Published: February 23, 2017
Read The MUH Trio – Prague After Dark CD/LP/Track Review The MUH Trio – Prague After Dark
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: February 23, 2017
Read Les Deux Versants Se Regardent CD/LP/Track Review Les Deux Versants Se Regardent
by John Sharpe
Published: February 23, 2017
Read Molto Bene CD/LP/Track Review Molto Bene
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 23, 2017
Read Fellowship CD/LP/Track Review Fellowship
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 22, 2017
Read E.S.T. Symphony CD/LP/Track Review E.S.T. Symphony
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 22, 2017
Read "Love For Sale" CD/LP/Track Review Love For Sale
by Geannine Reid
Published: June 23, 2016
Read "Evergreen (Canceled World)" CD/LP/Track Review Evergreen (Canceled World)
by Dave Wayne
Published: January 4, 2017
Read "Up and Coming" CD/LP/Track Review Up and Coming
by Mark Sullivan
Published: January 30, 2017
Read "The Linda Sessions" CD/LP/Track Review The Linda Sessions
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: April 30, 2016
Read "First Set" CD/LP/Track Review First Set
by Roger Farbey
Published: November 29, 2016
Read "Circles and Landscapes" CD/LP/Track Review Circles and Landscapes
by John Eyles
Published: March 16, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!