Album of the Day: “Let Me Be Unwound” by Weird Turn Pro


Who:  Weird Turn Pro

Album:  Let Me Be Unwound

Label:  Self-Produced

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).

Available at:  Bandcamp | Amazon

Listen to more of the album at the artist’s Bandcamp page.

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