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Gravity


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Audio CD, June 10, 1991
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  • Audio CD (June 10, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: East Side Digital
  • ASIN: B000000PLJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,693 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael W. Draine on January 8, 2004
Format: Audio CD
1980's GRAVITY represented guitarist Fred Frith's first major break from the extremes of non-jazz improvisation and the intensely composed sound he pioneered with the avant-rock band Henry Cow. The liner notes articulate Frith's intention to explore dance music from around the globe, to celebrate "the victory over gravity, over all that weighs down or oppressive." The delightfully eccentric time signatures drawn from Mediterranean, Balkan, and Scandinavia folk music prove remarkably consistent with Frith's own innovative style. Sweden's Zamla Mammas Manna support Frith on the first half of the disc, imparting these tracks with crack musicianship and Zamla's deliriously cheerful air. Maryland's Muffins lend a more of hard-hitting sound on the second half, climaxing in the crunching cover of Martha and the Vandellas "Dancing in the Street." Frith's spirited (if technically limited) violin is an appropriate vehicle for the skewed folk melodies that run through the disc, most successfully in a duet with Lars Hollmer's buoyant accordion on "Hands of the Juggler." GRAVITY remains Frith's most accessible album, though the "Twilight Zone Theme"-on-DMT "What a Dilemma" presages Frith's tortured riffing for Massacre. Swiss producer Etienne Conod (Univers Zero, Art Zoyd, Art Bears) graced the recording with his customary crystalline sound. GRAVITY remains the most concentrated dose of Frith's musical charisma, energy, and creativity. This ReR/Fred Records reissue strips away the supplementary tracks included on a previous CD edition, but those pieces have received release elsewhere.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 9, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Gravity is the epitomy of Fred's 80's "pop" style albums- a "must have" for anyone who has ever existed. It's also the best album in the known universe. As you can see from the cover, this is a dance album, but not for the faint of heart. Mr. Frith's version of the classic "Dancing in the streets" is enough of a Blast AT The Past to get Fred banned from the R&B hall of fame forever- yet it grooves as hard as a washing machine overloaded with boots. Whimsical, hardcore, swingin', locked-down, grinding, and whimsical again, Gravity is a true pleasure to listen to, a musical odyssey. If you know and love "Speechless", this is the lighter side. If you want to test your ability to swing while humming polyrhythmic syncopations, get your dancing shoes on and kiss your feet goodbye!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 3, 1999
Format: Audio CD
very influential to me, especially the possibilities FF explores with sort-of low volume recording situations and found sound stuff; it makes us think that, hmmm, perhaps ANYONE can make creative, innovative music without inflated production expenses. god bless him.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 25, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This album, recorded in '79/'80 does not sound in any way aged. The album ranges from light, fake ethnic pieces, to a song with a hard edge. Most of the songs are upbeat and quite enjoyable. This album is "somewhat" outside, but it is very musical. If you're not addicted to pabulum this is a worthwhile cd. There are no vocals to speak of. The instrumentation is by-in-large as follows:(F.F.)bass, guitar, violin, keyboards; drums, guitar, mandolin, piano, accordian, alto sax, clarinet, etc., by others. Give your ears something of substance, buy this album.
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