Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Eclectic Maybe Band "The Blind Night Watchers' Mysterious Landscapes"

Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Instrumental Avant Prog, Jazz-Rock
Label: Discus Music 67CD
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 27, 2018
1. Pluie Étanche (5:52)
2. En Absence D'Action (5:14)
3. Gradual Assistance (7:05)
4. Second Permission Secrete (7:53)
5. E-Forks And Ornaments (10:24)
6. Gobsmacked Distraction (11:04)
7. Hidden Wave Variation (12:41)
8. Suppot Provisoire (5:39)
9. Erased Evidence (9:08)

Total Time 75:00

Guy Segers (Univers Zero) - bass, samplers (5)
Roland Binet - flute, tenor saxophone (6)
Joe Higham - electronics, soprano saxophone, doudouk (7)
Michel Delville (douBt, Machine Mass Trio, The Wrong Object) – electric guitar
Catherine Smet - keyboards
Dirk Wachtelaer – drums

This new release by Eclectic Maybe Band has a great vibe and atmosphere to it. A group of highly skilled and compatible players came together in the studio under Guys’s direction and made some improvisations. Although improvised the outcome is stylistically varied. Some tracks make you think of electric Miles filtered via zeuhl, while others are freer and open ended. Really flexible and great sounding bass and drums provide an ever shifting backdrop. The guitar is angular, surprising, expressive, a real stand out performance. Flute is the main horn at the forefront, blown by the wind eerily back and forth over the tracks, with the saxes digging in occasionally. Very original use of keys here too, especially when a rather icy grand piano cuts in. These initial improvisations have been carefully restructured in post production by Guy to produce a result very much in keeping with the Discus Music spirit. 

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