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Rowland, Jess: The Shape of Poison

Solo acoustic piano and computerized electronics make up the three long tracks on The Shape of Poison, recorded live at the ODC Theater in San Francisco in February of 2007 by pianist Jess Rowland. Commissioned and written as the soundtrack to a dance titled The Shape of Poison, the music here takes on a ambient/jazz/classical/avant-garde flavor throughout these three extended pieces, at times the passages melding together as one long suite. Rowland is quite adept at putting together some haunting melodies, as she opts for a wide variety of tonal colors rather than flash. In addition to her piano skills, she drops in plenty of electronic blips, bleeps, loops, and washes from her laptop computer, most effectively on the dramatic closing number "Kolekan Seniman Alam/Waves Fade Into the Distance". It all adds up to a unique sonic experience that will surely appeal to avant-garde lovers of all ages.

Track Listing
1) The Waves Sound Sometimes Close and Sometimes Far Away
2) A Dragonfly Tries Vainly to Settle Onto a Leaf
3) Kolekan Seniman Alam/Waves Fade Into the Distance

Added: December 12th 2007
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Edgetone Records
Hits: 3721
Language: english

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