Best of 2018 #39: Anteloper – “Kudu”


Kudu really does come close.  In a live setting, the Anteloper duo of trumpeter Jaimie Branch and drummer Jason Nazary are a hyperactive ball of melodic fragments, electronic turmoil, and hopscotch tempos, and the energy they generate from the stage does not allow for detached listening from the audience.  It is an aggressive form of engagement that just so happens to occasionally give a warm melodic hug from time to time.  On their 2018 release, the duo give a pretty close approximation of the live performance energy.  This music is fun, inventive, and the boundless originality that fuels the modern scene today.

Released on International Anthem.

Music from New York City.

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Available at:  Amazon | Bandcamp