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Meerkat Parade: Disturbed Nature

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If Disturbed Nature's nature isn't quite as disturbed as advertised, it's still a bit unsettled much of the time on Meerkat Parade's second recording, and always in interesting ways. Guitarist David Series has a knack for spinning pieces just a little off-kilter, as is evident from the outset. “Nostalgia" coasts on a slinky zoot-suit-noir groove that would almost be catchy if it wasn't served up with some perversely odd-timed rhythm-skipping. It's in this manner that the offbeat quartet makes everything ...

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David Series: Meerkat Parade

Read "Meerkat Parade" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Apparently the official term is “clan" or “mob" when meerkats gather in a group. Despite their being social animals, nothing suggests they'd be organized enough for anything resembling a parade--that would only be a silly distraction from the business of burrowing, foraging and avoiding the jackals. Nonetheless David Series and a sharp crew find some good humor in the idea. His debut as leader doesn't aim to be quite as wild and aggressive as its namesake; this quartet's initial fusion ...


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