Triosk / Headlight Serenade, The
Album: Headlight Serenade, The   Collection:General
Artist:Triosk   Added:Feb 2007
Label:Leaf Label  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-04-15 Pull Date: 2007-06-17
Week Ending: Jun 17 Jun 10 Jun 3 Apr 29 Apr 22
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 15, 2007: Memory Select -- Jeff Arnal interview
Lazyboat [during & after Concert Calendar]
4. Apr 21, 2007: radio experiment #11
Visions Iv
2. Jun 06, 2007: Anywhere Out Of The World
Moment Returns
5. Apr 18, 2007: Sign My Yearbook!
Intensives Leben
3. Apr 23, 2007: Kid For Today
Lost Reprise, Lost Broadcast

Album Review
David McWade
Reviewed 2007-04-07
A lovely cacophonic jazz-electronica (instrumental) mixture from this Australian trio. This, their second album, is much fuller than 2004's 'Moment Returns' which had some brilliant music in its own right. This could also fit in with such 'post-rock' darlings as Tortoise (circa It's All Around You), Do Make Say Think, Parker Street Cinema, and Rachel's. The chaos and whimsy on some of the tracks bring to mind some Legendary Pink Dots material. As far as the material that's closer to jazz, well, I wish I could drop names or informed descriptions there, just see for yourself. Very original music, broadly inspired but still all of a piece, integrated, evocative and profound with lots of controlled energy, brilliant percussion, highly recommended. Songs are mostly moderate to lengthy.

Rec: all but start with 4, 7, 10 (then try 2, 6, 8)
FCC clean-- all tracks instrumental

1 Energetic cacophony changes to a more traditional free jazz piece, still energetic
2 Stunning, yes, cacophony (again), based around a bass line
3 short, beat-oriented piece, not particularly exciting
4 Cathartic, advanced, fast, bell-like drums, evolution and change in keys give a sense of buildup,
5 LONG, barely restrained noodling of drums and piano and ambience, becomes more relaxed in the final 2:00, lovely ending
6 slow, jazz-like, repetitive rhythm w/piano, backward tape noises and other noises
7 chaos and whimsy builds around a bass line, mad piano tune, great
8 slow, sparse but also evocative free jazz
9 ambient-electronica drone with piano, cindytalk
10 pensive with bass lines, drone, washes of sound, energy builds, backwards noises and piano
11 chaotic noise/experimental fades into piano ending

Track Listing
1. Visions Iv   6. Not To Hurt You
2. Lost Broadcast   7. Headlights
3. Lost Reprise   8. One, Twenty-Four
4. Intensives Leben   9. Vostok
5. Lazyboat   10. Moment Returns
  11. Fear Survivor