- Audio CD (May 6, 1999)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Fmp Germany
- ASIN: B00000JONY
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #404,979 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Machine Gun Import
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Audio CD, Import, May 6, 1999
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While this album is indeed free jazz, for some reason it seems to have a less noisy quality than other free jazz i've heard. Don't get me wrong, it is mostly noise. But something in the way the instruments are used and the interaction between them really makes this cd amazing. The noise of the saxophones and other instruments take on different harmonic meanings. By that i mean there are multiple different tones that appear seemingly out of nowhere.
Another thing that makes this album amazing is that its very, very complicated. It's hard to tell what was planned and what wasnt, and there are constant changes of style and instrumentation. I tend to think of it as a Naked City predecessor in that aspect. Probably the most shocking but pleasing parts of the album are the instances when the musicians actually start to sound like they are playing... well... jazz.
If you are at all interested in the avant-garde, improvisation, whatever, you need this. It's a very interesting experience to hear what these minds created in about an hour-long time frame. Brilliance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This could be what Ornette Coleman might have sounded like if Steve Albini produced him.
This is complex noise music - and like watching a master's grappling match -... Read more
This is a record I knew I would like even before i heard it. Sometimes it sounds like freejazz, sometimes its more like noise (or industry maybe). Read morePublished on May 5, 2004 by cool dude
...this is a genuinely unique recording. Listening to it will make you feel uncomfortable. It hurts. Read morePublished on December 30, 2002 by James Tizard
Machine Gun is such a perfect title for this disk. Brotzmann is spraying out shards of penetrating notes from his sax. Read morePublished on December 4, 2000