Dec 7 2018
Who: Weird Turn Pro
Album: Let Me Be Unwound
Style: Post-jazz that phases between states of post-bop, minimalism and drone-rock
Favorite Track: Finlandia
Hometown: New Hampshire, Seacoast region
What I like about it: This sextet really floats my boat how they enter into a seriously captivating melodic drone. It’s like staring at warped sunlight rippling at the bottom of a blue pool. It’s comforting as hell. But I’m just as thankful for when they break into something more common to the modern post-bop sound, when some bounce and some heat nullify the risk of the music dissipating into just atmospheric bliss. I mean, there would’ve been nothing wrong with that, but it suits the band well that they’re not afraid to break listeners from their thoughts.
Extra notes: I also wrote about their last album The Repeatedly Answered Question. I’m no less fond of it now than I was then. If you like their new one, there’s absolutely no reason not to scoop that one up, too.
Your album personnel: Mike Effenberger (keyboards), Rob Gerry (bass), Mike Walsh (drums), Matt Langley (reeds), Chris Gagne (trombone) and Chris Klaxton (trumpet).
Listen to more of the album at the artist’s Bandcamp page.
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