9 Meals From Anarchy
Andy Haas- sax, raita, morsing,
Don Florino- lotar, lap steel gtr.
Mia Theodoratus- electric harp
Matt Heyner- bass, erhu
David Gould- drums, perc.
Deepop- drums, perc.
More unexpected and entirely fresh music from the
Hanumans. One of the elements that most makes this so welcome, so
left-field, is Theodoratus’ electric harp. She adds piquant and
enlivening darts to each track, helping to make them gravity-defying and
disarmingly festive. In fact, there’s a joyful, buoyant spirit
throughout, partly because the group takes such a casual and
unrespectful attitude toward jazz and free improvisation. To them total
freedom really is a means to do something that upsets expectations and
boundaries. Heyner’s mournful erhu and Florino’s corkscrewy lap steel
bring outside-the-box intelligence and heart to the proceedings. The
Hanumans continue to banish constrictions, which is as high a compliment
as I can pay them. There’s as much originality and sheer surprise here
as you’d find in an average 20-30 free albums.
Resonant Music 007