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Briggan Krauss' H-Alpha: Red Sphere

Read "Red Sphere" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell


Guttural saxophone bleats demand attention amid the drum whorls and electronic washes. After the initial blast, the horn recedes as clipped drum bursts and metallic effects create a halting groove that elicits more wails. The dynamic shifts and manufactured form from chaos of “Sun" typify Red Sphere by H-Alpha--saxophonist Briggan Krauss' improvising trio with laptop artist Ikue Mori and drummer Jim Black. Best known as trumpeter Steven Bernstein's sparring partner in Sexmob and for his ongoing collaborations ...

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Briggan Krauss: Descending to End

Read "Descending to End" reviewed by AAJ Staff


I'm not normally one to rave, but this Briggan Krauss thing is something special. In fact, it's gigantic. Powerful. Uncompromising. An apocalyptic document for the end of an era and the birth of a new one. Alto saxophonist Krauss may be familiar from his tenure in such bands as Pigpen (check out Miss Ann for example) and Sex Mob. Both groups center around the idea of in & out improvisation. Lately he's headed out more on his own, leading groups ...


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