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by Hrayr Attarian
The dual themes running through The Odd Trio's genre-bending The Birth of the Minotaur are jam band-inspired spontaneity and intensely melodic and almost theatrical impressionism. Even though Greek mythology is the source of their inspiration the dozen pieces bear hints of cinematic scores, blues and rock in addition to Mediterranean folk music. Pasiphae's WIld Ride," for instance, can serve as a soundtrack to a Western, set in a world of alternate reality. Drummer Todd Mueller's thunderous beats ...read more