2

Spinifex: Hipsters Gone Ballistic

Vincenzo Roggero By

Sign in to view read count
Spinifex: Hipsters Gone Ballistic Basso elettrico e chitarra elettrica acchiappano da subito con spietata inesorabilità, con la violenza del rock più aggressivo e la capacità di infiltrarsi e stravolgere le trame musicali attraverso la sensibilità e la prontezza del jazz. Poi i fiati, magmatici e cristallini, imprevedibili e sarcastici, laceranti come un urlo nella notte, inquietanti come una ninna nanna in un film dell'orrore. E la batteria a menar fendenti, a sostenere ritmi impossibili, a catapultare in luoghi improbabili chiunque pensi a un segnale, un'indicazione che porti alla meta.

Si annaspa tra grumi di suono cercando un respiro che, quando arriva salvifico, si trasforma in boccata d'ossigeno per una nuova inquietante immersione. Salvo chiudere i quasi sessanta minuti di oscurità timbrica, follie metriche, acrobazie armoniche, depistaggi continui, con "Sre Valli Devasenapathe," brano orecchiabile—si fa per dire—, una sorta di danza liberatoria dal tono scanzonato e conciliante.

Gruppo eterogeneo per esperienza e provenienza geografica, Spinifex è una sorta di laboratorio permanente—vi sono versioni più o meno allargate della band—nella sempre vivace scena di Amsterdam, della quale Hipsters Gone Ballistic risulta ritratto pulsante e sfaccettato.


Track Listing: Hipster Gone Ballistic; Boo; V; Joint Strike Focker; Rost; Lotigus; Flying Object Fort Worth-Umea-Sheffield; Waste Land Jam; Sre Valli Devasenapathe.

Personnel: Gijs Levelt: tromba; Tobias Klein: sax alto; Jasper Stadhouders: chitarra; Goncalo Almeida: contrabbasso; Philipp Moser: batteria.

Year Released: 2013 | Record Label: TryTone


Shop

More Articles

Read The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Rapture CD/LP/Track Review The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Rapture
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 25, 2017
Read Coldest Second Yesterday CD/LP/Track Review Coldest Second Yesterday
by John Sharpe
Published: February 25, 2017
Read Follow Your Heart CD/LP/Track Review Follow Your Heart
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 25, 2017
Read The Sound of Surprise: Live at the Side Door CD/LP/Track Review The Sound of Surprise: Live at the Side Door
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 25, 2017
Read Chicago II CD/LP/Track Review Chicago II
by Doug Collette
Published: February 25, 2017
Read Over the Rainbow CD/LP/Track Review Over the Rainbow
by Paul Rauch
Published: February 24, 2017
Read "Music of Weather Report" CD/LP/Track Review Music of Weather Report
by John Ephland
Published: October 16, 2016
Read "Musings" CD/LP/Track Review Musings
by Budd Kopman
Published: June 22, 2016
Read "ScratchBop" CD/LP/Track Review ScratchBop
by Mark F. Turner
Published: January 28, 2017
Read "Chamber Jazz" CD/LP/Track Review Chamber Jazz
by Dave Wayne
Published: November 19, 2016
Read "Live At Zaal 100" CD/LP/Track Review Live At Zaal 100
by John Sharpe
Published: June 24, 2016
Read "Until Your Throat Is Dry" CD/LP/Track Review Until Your Throat Is Dry
by John Sharpe
Published: September 29, 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!