Zeppelins Erste Grosse Fahrt
Todd Whitman- bari. sax, reeds,
amplified metal, etc.
|Itís getting truly harder to be out there in these days
when the New York Times reviews the new Animal Collective
CD, and reviews it favorably at that. So this
group of live shots at the High Zero Festival in Baltimore a couple of
years ago really makes it because itíd still be outrageous now. And well
outside the mainstream Iím pleased to say. Here Whitman jams with six
groups in the spirit of the title of the record, i.e. very noisily,
irreverently and physically and uncontrollably. ďRompin and StompinĒ is
plain garglerific and a kick; the liner notes promise Whitman is a
figure from the id and Iím inclined to agree; and throughout all the
players blow it out of their systems (so to speak) in nicely assertive
ways. This is material not likely to be accepted by the Times anytime
soon. Itís so idful you might want to break it up into smaller chunks.
Festival goers had breaks between these sets, too, you know.