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A.J. Kluth / A.J. Kluth's Aldric - Anvils and Broken Bells album download
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A.J. Kluth / A.J. Kluth's Aldric - Anvils and Broken Bells album download

Performer:
A.J. Kluth / A.J. Kluth's Aldric
Album:
Anvils and Broken Bells
Released:
August 20, 2010
Genre:
Duration:
53:40
Recording location:
Studio Chicago, Chicago, IL
MP3 archive size:
1432 mb
FLAC archive size:
1137 mb
Other formats:
MP3 MP2 DXD DTS RA MPC
Rating:
4.4
Votes:
385

With a focus on space, pacing, and timbre more than melody, Anvils and Broken Bells manages to become a sonically interesting set. The horns may honk their way through a piece's opening in tandem, but eventually a melodica, with its almost backmasked sound, comes into the scene. A thrashing drum fill changes the pace, and an electric guitar takes over for the rest of a piece. Then, the whole system is reset, wound up, and put back into motion for a new round.

In addition to Kluth's saxophone and melodica, the band features guitarist Toby Summerfield, trumpeter James Davis, drummer Quin Kirchner and bassist Dan Thatcher. Their sound incorporates both acoustic and electronic elements and bears clear influence from contemporary luminaries Kneebody, Dave Douglas, and Bill Frisell in it's penchant for melody, group improvisation, space, noise, and groove. Kluth's second outing for OA2 shows a new combination of Chicago influences Soundclips. Sorry, your browser does not support HTML5 audio. I Am Wearing a Velvet Jacket.

Kluth and his crew do conjure up some seductive ambiance, with their arsenal of horns, guitars and effects machines. Guitarist Toby Summerfield capably offers a diversity of tones, if not approaches. The moments when Kluth switches to melodica are especially tasty, as in the interplay between the leader, Summerfield and drummer Quin Kirchner on "Saskatoon. That said, this record never seems to offer more than a sum of the parts that came before it. There are hints of the Miles Davis of In A Silent Way (Columbia, 1969), but also a heavy dose of late period Ronald Shannon Jackson  . Anvils and Broken Bells by Lawrence Peryer.

AJ Kluth's ALDRIC (2011). I Am Wearing A Velvet Jacket 0:00. Please find here a few tracks from ALDRIC's, Anvils & Broken Bells, released July 19th, 2011 from Seattle's OA2 Records.

Your album personnel: AJ Kluth (tenor sax, melodica, effects), James Davis (trumpet, effects), Toby Summerfield (electric guitar, many buttons & knobs), Dan Thatcher (electric bass), and Quin Kirchner (drums & cymbals). The first two album tracks are sonic typhoons; guitar strikes and horn battering rams, electronic squalls, torrent of drums, and sax whipping wildly about. The third track Pauls on Pauls begins much the same, but suddenly the storm breaks and the tune is one of lazy rolling waves and clear skies. I first heard Anvils and Broken Bells about six months ago (approx. July 2011), and it has really grown on me. I keep finding more and better things to appreciate about it, and enthusiastically include it as one of my top recommended albums of 2011. Y’know, speaking of when I first heard the album.

Kluth's second outing for OA2 shows a new combination of Chicago influences. With a focus on space, pacing, and timbre more than melody, Anvils and Broken Bells manages to become a sonically interesting set. The simpatico between Kluth and Ascher extends from the pair's compositions to their respective performances. Although under Kluth's name, Twice Now is effectively a collaborative effort by the saxophonist and guitarist. The relationship between the two, as well as with pianist Sean McCluskey, is defined on the Ascher composition "Red" that opens the disc. Over McCluskey's spare piano chording, Kluth and Ascher double on a devilishly complex melody line.

Album · 2011 · 8 Songs.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 I Am Wearing a Velvet Jacket A.J. Kluth A.J. Kluth's Aldric / A.J. Kluth 7:41
2 Bluebeard Believes A.J. Kluth A.J. Kluth's Aldric / A.J. Kluth 8:11
3 Pauls on Pauls A.J. Kluth A.J. Kluth's Aldric / A.J. Kluth 7:31
4 Saskatoon A.J. Kluth A.J. Kluth's Aldric / A.J. Kluth 7:16
5 Trio Trois James Davis A.J. Kluth's Aldric / A.J. Kluth 7:35
6 Jerzy A.J. Kluth A.J. Kluth's Aldric / A.J. Kluth 6:28
7 Chunkton A.J. Kluth A.J. Kluth's Aldric / A.J. Kluth 3:32
8 Twilight Dan Thatcher A.J. Kluth's Aldric / A.J. Kluth 5:26