Cymerman, Jeremiah / Big Exploitation
Album: Big Exploitation   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Cymerman, Jeremiah   Added:Apr 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-05-06 Pull Date: 2007-07-08 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 8 Jun 3 May 13
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 06, 2007: Memory Select
Down To The Cellar
3. May 11, 2007: Memory Select
The Pendulum, The Pit And The Hope
2. Jun 01, 2007: Memory Select
The Divining Hand

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-05-06
Large-group improv in an abstract vein, but with occasional rock segments (guitar, drums, heavy rhythm). Aggressive and fun. An "apocalyptic chamber orchestra," as the onesheet describes it, from NYC. Based on the conducted-improvisation work of Butch Morris (a local analogue would be Moe!kestra). It's got moments of wild abandon, but Cymerman keeps things under control, keeping the band unified as they bring the volume down or start new sections of what are apparently semi-composed works. Haven't heard of any of the musicians here, but whoever is on trumpet calls him/herself "The Sickness."

1- Slowly declaratory intro. Shifts into a tense burble of horns. Kind of mid/fast throughout.
2- Scratchy guitar freakout, into a loud clattery space. Gets into a hard-rocking rhythmic stomp.
3- A mad fast scribble.
4- Soft chiming, gently soaring violin/cello. Nice.
5- Fast punk/industrial stomp, lotta guitar.
6- Fairly fast and rockish, ends with a midtempo heavy rock beat and screaming sax.
7- Big loud blur with strings and electric guitar. After 2 minutes, a squeaky loud violin(cello?) solo.
8- Quiet start, into a midtempo hard-rock segment

Track Listing
1. For As Long As Grass Grows   5. The Fall Of The House Of Usher
2. The Pendulum, The Pit And The Hope   6. Down To The Cellar
3. Chemanta, The Horrific Destroyer Of Evil   7. Killick
4. The Divining Hand   8. A Quiet Week In The House