Tuesday, June 12, 2007


The Dense Band is asymmetrical octopoidal drummer and vocal improv fruitcake Moss' most overtly composerly vehicle, his spastic cartoonish repertoire of jibbering glossolalia for my money reaching it's creative nadir inside the more constructivist (albeit jerry-rigged) assemblages made in collaboration here with New York polymath keyboardist/composer Anthony Coleman, uber-zany guitarist John King and bassist Jean Chaine, whose solo album and collaborative work with Dimthings I'll be posting on MS shortly. Note: this lengthy CD has been divided into two parts.

Get part one Here

Get part two Here


kqwiet said...

Heya! Awesome selections! Seems like track one from this one is corrupt sadly. Any rarities that you're looking for?


dr. kqwiet

kqwiet said...

Heya! Awesome selections you have here! Let me know if there are any other rarities you're looking for and I'll see if I have em. Cheers!

dr. kqwiet

PS - It seems as track 1 from this album is corrupt sadly. Just an FYI.

Anonymous said...

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Keep up the great work with the blog though!

vdoandsound said...

kqwiet-just downloaded it to check and it worked fine for me. have you tried using 7-zip to open the file? That seems to help many...

Anonymous-Your kind words are much apppreciated, but I have to find fault with the logic behind your argument. If you check over my other reviews, you'll find just as much fast and loose usage of terms like retarded and autistic to describe music thats ungainly or moves in fits and starts, all used without any fretting. I've read the wikipedia entry and see that the word spastic has a rather different set of connotations in the U.K. than it does in the U.S.. UK residents will just have to keep in mind that those living outside the U.K. don't share their same sets of in-built cultural meanings and don't acknowledge their strictures.
It might also pay to note wikipedia's entry describing it's common slang usage in the U.S. and it's concurrent lack of any overt negative connotations here.

I'm about the most politically incorrect fellow imagnable and I'd be the last to want to exist in a world where every word written had to be parsed to see if someone's feelings were going to get hurt by their usage. Sorry if they've managed to hurt yours.