Tim Berne & an all-star band create another good recording.
Douglas T Martin | Alpharetta, GA USA | 10/21/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Good material that's full of tension and release; for a few minutes it sounds like everyone is meandering around playing long sustained lines, then suddenly it jumps into a snare-driven march. Everyone plays well with good solos from all band members; Joey Baron really stands out - there's always something interesting happening percussion-wise. The front line of alto, cello, and trumpet is an interesting combination. The 'vocals' are sustained melodic lines sung in harmony with the cello parts - sometimes it's hard to tell one from the other. The band and the music are good matches for each other.Tim Berne: alto sax; Herb Robertson: various brass; Hank Roberts: cello, vocals; Mark Dresser: bass; Joey Baron: drums."
T. Klaase | Orange Park, Florida United States | 07/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unique and Original - in a good way. Doug Martin's review tells the tale well and I'll leave it at that. Everyone's playing is stellar and the entire band works well together. Who else could come up with this stuff besides Tim Berne. Genius is a strong word but perhaps it's suitable here. If you like this album get "Fractured Fairy Tales" and hang on to your seat!"