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by Hrayr Attarian
With the stimulating Mannequins, the New York based drummer Kate Gentile has created a cohesive and engaging album. On this first release under her own name, Gentile superbly balances emotive passion and intellectual acumen. Her intricate compositions are simultaneously fully realized and vibrantly supple and pliant as to allow for independent spontaneous expressions. The band's angular and crisp refrains build and intensely expectant ambience on the haunting Trapezoidal Nirvana." Pianist Matt Mitchell plays a crisp and resonant cascade ...read more