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Looney, Scott R. : Repercussions

70 minutes of solo avant-garde piano music might be a bit much for many listeners to stomach in one sitting. Certainly, Scott R. Looney's latest Repercussions is just that, a whole lot of experimental free-jazz & avant-garde styles and sounds that at times borders on the chaotic, and at others quite calm and serene. Much of Repercussions sounds improvised, from the savage noise of "Janus" to the helter-skelter notes of "Iuxtas En Tempore ", Looney is just bursting with ideas here, as his nimble fingers explore every nook and cranny of his piano, creating sounds that frighten as well as soothe. The main problem here, besides the fact that there's just too much music, is you'll often find yourself wishing for an upright bass solo, or squonking sax break, especially during the quiet moments on tracks such as "Discurses" and "Tiphareth". When Looney is rippling off flurries of notes and throwing in some semi-prepared elements, as he does to great effect on "Additive" and "Rummage", things really get interesting and the pianist really gets a chance to wow the listener. Ultimately, Repercussions will most certainly have a limited audience, but those who do appreciated avant-garde and free jazz styles will no doubt enjoy what this talented pianist has put together here.


Track Listing
01. Rumination 9:00
02. Janus 5:41
03. Intermittent 1:55
04. Iuxtas En Tempore 10:12
05. Discurses 14:11
06. Windmill 2:49
07. Additive 6:59
08. Levitatum 2:54
09. Rummage 6:04
10. Lissajous 3:19
11. Tiphareth 4:44

Added: December 11th 2007
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
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Related Link: Edgetone Records
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Language: english

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