Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Flying Luttenbachers, Ken Vandermark|
Destroy All Music
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Metal
A rewarding listen
Daniel | Munster, IN | 07/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A collection of live and studio tracks dating between ?93 and ?94, this is an excellent example of Walter?s self-deemed "PUNK-JAZZ". From the opening notes of "Demonic Velocities" to the end, the CD is an all-out relentless assault of distortion, feedback, and squealing saxophone overtones propelled by Walter?s grinding drums. In the liner notes, Walter expresses his disregard for labels and genres, citing them as a major source for his frustration. Certainly the music merits such disregard as the results pulverize just about every preconceived notion in jazz, or any genre for that matter. To simplify explaining the music, the Flying Luttenbachers perform in a death-metal or punk style, but in a manner that is, quite frankly, perhaps even more reckless and powerful. Surprisingly, there is enough variety in the set to hold one?s interest. "Sparrow?s Thin Ict" is a convincing duet between Organ and Posa in which Organ's piercing squeals attempt to match Posa?s feedback. There is some pleasant speaking Vandermark bass clarinet on top of Walter?s drums during "Splurge", also reappearing on "Dance Of The Lonely Hyenas". "The Necessary Impossibility Of Determinism" is a science fiction excursion with a few members moving to keyboards while "Tiamat En Arc" uses a, honest-to-god, swing. And, to close the disk, "Final Variation" simply must be heard to believe. All-in-all a harrowing experience that is bound to offend many but rewards those willing to open their perception beyond the world?s market-conditioned tastes."
The best thing you could buy if you care at all about music.
Daniel | 03/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"weasel walter's group the flying luttenbachers will always always kill you. there is no escaping this band, eventually you'll have to know about it. what does it sound like? spazz jazz, punk jazz, death jazz, jazz core"