Goldstein, Malcolm/Masashi Harada / Soil
Album: Soil   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Goldstein, Malcolm/Masashi Harada   Added:Mar 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-03-26 Pull Date: 2006-05-28 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 7 Apr 30 Apr 2
Airplays: 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 05, 2006: Memory Select
3. Apr 25, 2006: Radio Of Imagination
Relentlessly Curious
2. May 05, 2006: Rock in a Position (extra klezmer edition)
Come Ride And Ride To The Garden
4. Mar 31, 2006: Memory Select
Come Ride And Ride To The Garden

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-03-24
Artsy piano/violin improvisations, plus occasional vocals. Malcolm Goldstein is a premier violin improv guy who often leans toward avant-classical microtones and scratchy bowed notes; it's the piano that supplies much of the mood. Kind of avant-classical, although some tracks (like 11) would fit well on "noise" shows.

1- Classical jumble, gets crazy then quiets down
2- Jagged, very slow. Very quiet start. Cute scrabbly end.
3- Dramatic gray-sky feel, starts slow but heats up
4- Hard-dug violin and pointillistic piano, building into a scrum
5- Violin squeaks, placid piano. Starts quiet; gets loud.
6- Big, loud, angry. Dark foreshadowing intro.
7- Action-packed. Bursty at first.
8- Solitary squeaking to begin; ends with dark angry mesh.
9- Clicky, percussive, w/high piano scribbles. 1 minute long.
10- Playful, with rapid high tinkly piano. Later: dark scribbles, aggressive and fast
11- Long, ghostly scratches. Noticeable pause around +3:20
12- Starts studious, slow, quiet. Gets faster, ends neatly.
13- Quick and really fast scribble. Starts slow.
14- Quiet ghostly blip, 46 seconds

Track Listing
1. Premonition   8. Cliff, Ravine, Rock
2. Soil Under Tree   9. A Garden
3. Dropping Out Of Sky Or Rock   10. Romanticism In Relation To Life
4. Bitter Pride - In The Midst Of Green Plain   11. Micro Lyricism
5. Portentous Revelation   12. Wind And Mirror
6. Come Ride And Ride To The Garden   13. Wind And Mirror 2
7. Relentlessly Curious   14. Secret Sharer