Saturn's Rival / Saturn's Rival
Album: Saturn's Rival   Collection:General
Artist:Saturn's Rival   Added:Feb 2015

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-02-06 Pull Date: 2015-04-10 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 29 Mar 15 Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 15
Airplays: 1 2 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 06, 2021: Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
4. Mar 12, 2015: A Visit From Drum
2. Mar 28, 2015: Music Casserole
5. Mar 05, 2015: Moonlight Impressions
3. Mar 14, 2015: BravoMarco Variety Show
6. Mar 04, 2015: minimum entropy

Album Review
Reviewed 2015-02-06
Saturn’s Rival

Saturn’s Rival
Reviewed by BravoMarco

SoCal based quintet that take us on an improv jazzy avant-garde experimental journey. Would be an amazing live performance I would have thought.

Like: Alan Sondheim, Rene Hall (LA Duo)
No FCC’s (Instrumentals)
Play all; although Part II may lose some listeners, the one’s who stay will surely thank you for it though.

1) Part I (7.31) Brooding creepiness that gives way to manic mayhem to conclude.
2) Part II (21.58) Flute based extravaganza to begin. Sounds like a group of poison dart hunters on the prowl, who then in turn get attacked by killer bees – All this while the piano is playing serenely on. It’s all over the place from then on, ranging from the fluttery to the frenzied. It’s not for the faint hearted. Last 35 seconds is barely audible.
3) Part III (8.44) Slow slimy start with various effects. Gains momentum about halfway with the piano & guitar taking over, then it takes on a more brooding seductive quality.
4) Part IV (5.49) Gritty & loud from the outset. A wall of noise with chains & indecipherable background spoken word (sort of Jesus And Mary Chain) A departure from the other tracks, last 2 minutes it breaks down to more of a chicken gargling with a chainsaw moment.

Track Listing
1. I   3. Iii
2. Ii   4. Iv