Far Corner - Far Corner

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This is an exciting and auspicous debut release by a chamber rock quartet from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Far Corner play carefully honed compositions, composed in a style that reflects influences from 20th century composers, such as Stravinsky and Bartok conbined with classical/chamber rock greats like Univers Zero , early ELP, Present and more, combined in their own fashion. In addition to their compositions, Far Corner also perform purely improvised music. Their music maintains the energy level and power of rock, but in an extremely sophisticated way. Their music is mysterious, sometimes dark, and always intriguing. Far Corner uses a relatively small palette of instrumental colors to achieve a big sound: Grand piano and Hammond organ, cello (played both classically and with amplification and fuzzboxes to give it a metal edge ala Alamaailman Vasarat), electric bass (by the very excellent Bill Kopecky) and drums. Their fusion of classical and rock instrumentation is untraditional; occasionally it even inverts the instruments roles, using rock instruments in a classical context and manner and treating classical instruments as though they were rock. Most notably, each instrument in the quartet is treated as an equal, and all instruments are assigned melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic roles. The four musicians are all extremely accomplished players, and this is sure to get the attention it deserves from fans of chamber/progressive rock.
  • LabelCuneiform
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Cuneiform has many amazing releases. This isn't one of them, but the music is still solidly good. I don't hear any really intense high points, but there are no real lows either. It's interesting that there is no guitar, but I would have liked to have heard more of the cello. That said, I usually listen to the disc in its entirety. It doesn't reach any of the heights of UZ or ELP but also avoids the lows. Really dynamic recorded sound too - a great sounding disc. Those who enjoy this music may also like Algernon/Ghost Surveillance which is also on Cuneiform. -T.A.
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