June 20th, 2007 By Michael Byrne | Music | Posted In: Cut of the Day

Gulls, "BLDNG," Eats and Opus (Sonic Lozenge)

     
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gullsThis one's a bit of a monster, sort of a dump of scattered musical ideas that just happens to work. Jesse Johnson's (a.k.a. Gulls) trumpet here is the track's bloodline, a recurring, kinda corny (read: detective movie score) theme that pokes through heavy, echoing beats, while a xylophone twinkles around its edges and a ragged bass growls at its feet. The whole thing bounces along pretty roughly like that for a few minutes 'till the beat drops out, the atmospherics kick in for a last stretch before the 'surprise' ending. Though, Johnson's an improv guy at heart, so really, it shouldn't be.

[audio:BLDNG.mp3]

Gulls play tonight at Holocene with (((in mono))), Break Character and Spirit Animal. Free. 21+.

Links:
Gulls' blog
Gulls' space

Photo: from Gullspace
 
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