Sonu / Sounds From the Source
Album: Sounds From the Source   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sonu   Added:Aug 2004
Label:Nine Winds  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-30 Pull Date: 2004-10-31 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 31 Oct 17 Oct 3 Sep 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 29, 2004: Memory Select
Composition Nr. 287 + 98A
4. Sep 10, 2004: Memory Select
2. Oct 12, 2004: The Southern World
The Lady of the Dark ...
5. Sep 09, 2004: ya got me, inshted
Sound on Sound
3. Sep 30, 2004: Thursday Morning
Composition Nr. 287 + 98A

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-08-29
Like a postmodern-classical treatment of modern jazz guys' works (Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia, etc.) Tracks are built on a foundation of group improvising. Dominant sounds include aggressive jazzy sax and harsh electronics, plus operatic female vocals that add some strangeness.

1- Crazy electronic gloopiness, into morose swirl of voice and sax (by Wadada Leo Smith)

2- Slow, with Native American-sounding flute. Gets faster towards end. (by Vinny Golia)

3- Screaming and vicious near the end. A Braxton piece that starts out studious but jazzy/upbeat. With nicely percolating group improv. (by Anthony Braxton)

4- Like a minimalist opera, full of sparse, surreal episodes. Theatrical weirdness. Also some humor: at the halfway point (-8:40) a speaker barks out commands: "Nina, sing something nice!" (by George Lewis)

5- Big city chaos: Poetry + fast traffic-like buzz. After a relative pause, a mad crash of sounds: Poetry + funky sax + unrelated singing (including "Strange Fruit" and "Swing Low Sweet Chariot." A fast-paced, chaotic celebration. (by Arash Haile)

Track Listing
1. The Lady of the Dark ...   3. Composition Nr. 287 + 98A
2. Rebound   4. Players
  5. Sound on Sound