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AJ Kluth's ALDRIC: Anvils and Broken Bells

Read "Anvils and Broken Bells" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

While there are many interesting sounds on Anvils and Broken Bells, this release from Chicago-based improviser AJ Kluth (credited to his ensemble ALDRIC), they do not necessarily add up to an entirely compelling work. Kluth and his crew do conjure up some seductive ambiance, with their arsenal of horns, guitars and effects machines. Guitarist Toby Summerfield capably offers a diversity of tones, if not approaches. The moments when Kluth switches to melodica are especially tasty, as in ...


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