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Bones: Haberdashery

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This is the second release by the experimental European trio, simply known as Bones. Led by bass clarinetist Ziv Taubenfeld, the program is mainly erected on fragmented motifs and variable currents amid false endings, and an aggregation of renewal processes. And it's an unrestricted engagement, as the musicians are afforded opportunities to expand and contract, while imparting a jaggedly flowing suite of subplots and operating as a cohesive improv unit. Indeed, the musicians are expressive but also work from semi-structured thought processes, so it's not a perennial blowing session.

Shay Hazan's big bass sound and drummer Nir Sabag keep the momentum gelling from a variety of angles and modes of attack. No doubt, it's a buoyant affair, that moves forward with mega construction efforts, due to Tauvenfeld's sinuous passages along with moments of angst and terse narratives. You never know where they'll end up, which is an element that adds to the entertainment value. Essentially, they sport a loose gait, but periodically zoom in for the kill with full throttle onslaughts, tinted with emotive outpourings.

"Snail Hunting" features one of the musician's quirky spoken word, concerning the art of snail hunting. Add crashing unison accents that act as timestamps and sublime or introspective movements for a piece that closes out with a curvy and sliding bass note. But "Orange Shoes," is outlined on the clarinetist's circular theme-building enactments, mimicked by Sabag's peppery rim-shots, leading to alternating dialogues that teeter between warmth and tumult. They also inject a few downward spirals nestled in between the intense improvisational choruses. However, Taubenfeld sustains interest by not harping on one strategic initiative and intersects many of his phrasings with sound-sculpting designs and fluently rendered breakouts, which are consistent factors throughout. It's a solid session that contains a flock of rapidly moving parts that seemingly ricochet and bounce off the studio walls via the musicians diversely populated frameworks.

Track Listing: Snail's Pace; Explaining What?!; Point and Line #2; Turtle Love Song; Snail Hunting; No Name Letters; Orange Shoes; Cello.

Personnel: Ziv Taubenfeld: bass clarinet; Shay Hazan: upright bass; Nir Sabag: drums.

Title: Haberdashery | Year Released: 2017 | Record Label: Leo Records


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