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Ingrid Laubrock: Anti-House

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Ingrid Laubrock, sassofonista nata in Germania ma con all'attivo importanti esperienze in seno al circuito della musica improvvisata londinese, nel 2008 è approdata a New York e questo eccellente lavoro testimonia i risultati dei suoi nuovi contatti, maturati dopo mesi passati ad ascoltare dal vivo i suoi colleghi nella metropoli americana.

La musica di questo quartetto (talvolta quintetto quando Kris Davis si aggiunge al gruppo) si muove lungo un fiume di improvvisazione da cui emergono, come piccole isole, temini che possono essere vere e proprie pagine scritte o diafani riferimenti a intervalli armonici, come quelli appena suggeriti dal glockenspiel di Rainey nell'estemporaneo "Funhouse Glockwork".

Si ascoltano momenti molto diversi che possono far esplodere sottili ballate atonali in boati psichedelici tutt'altro che immuni alle seduzioni post-punk, trasformare grumose e disarticolate improvvisazioni in funk jazz sbilenchi o comprimere il suono in siparietti rumoristici di un minuto.

L'epicentro del gruppo, guidato dall'aspra voce sassofonistica, sembra essere sempre e comunque la fenomenale chitarrista Mary Halvorson, capace di coniugare la lezione del suo maestro Anthony Braxton con Marc Ribot e con una sorta di gusto folkloreggiante che la rendono riconoscibile in ogni contesto.

Track Listing: 01. Slowfish Glowfish; 02. Flowery Prison Cell; 03. Messy Minimum; 04. Quick Draw; 05. Funhouse Glockwork; 06. Tex & Clementine; 07. Anti-House; 08. Is Life Anything Like This; 09. Big Bang; 10. Big Crunch; 11. Betterboon; 12. Tom Can't Sleep; 13. Oh Yes; 14. Mona Lisa Trampoline.

Personnel: Ingrid Laubrock (sax tenore e, soprano); Mary Halvorson (chitarra); John Hébert (basso); Tom Rainey (batteria, glockenspiel); Kris Davis (piano).

Title: Anti-House | Year Released: 2011 | Record Label: Intakt Records

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