After working together in various combinations for two years, the trio of Jack Wright on saxophones, Joel Kromer on modular synth, and Edmond Cho on guitar recorded these two large improvisations: demanding and rewarding free improvisation.
Label: Spring Garden Music
Catalog ID: SGM 25
Squidco Product Code: 22515
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at Spring Garden Music Annex in Easton, Pennsylvania in May, 2016.
Joel Kromer-modular synth
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1. Wherefore 50:32
2. Therefore 12:16
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"We've been playing together in different combinations over the past two years, often with Jared Balogh; their trio is Pink Hex. This is a Lehigh Valley group, and the recording comes out of a session in Easton."-Spring Garden Music
"Given this setting, I suppose Teitelbaum comparisons go with the territory for synth player Joel Kromer. It's an obvious reference but not entirely fair, as Kromer has his own particular arsenal of sounds at his command. This Is Where You Get Off draws less from dadaism than the Stabinsky recording, veering more in the direction of Italian futurism while retaining the humor and absurdity of both. Recommended to fans of Instant Composers Pool, Captain Beefheart, and the Boredoms. All play and no work make Jack a fun boy.
Cho inserts melodic lines on occasion that are almost protest-like, straining the spike out of the punch. The principles of free math are applied here, but only after a few too many drinks. The long opening track is definitely dinner and drinks at Uncle Jack's; while the post-script of the second and final track, "therefore," sounds like the darker aftermath. The hangover. Jack growls and screams; apocalyptic drones howl. What was once hilarious turns frightening. Timely, I'd say."-Tom Burris, Free Jazz Blog
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