Wrong Object - Stories from the Shed
The Wrong Object are a extraordinarily good, modern, avant-progressive-electric-jazz or jazz/rock (but not in the 'old' meaning of the term) band from Belgium. They are an instrumental quintet consisting of five great players on guitar, tenor sax, trumpet, flugelhorn, bass, drums, samples and electronics. Really great and highly recommended.
"Belgian heavy avant-prog-jazz-rock combo The Wrong Object returns with a brand new studio release of their trademark instrumentation and sonic landscapes. Laden with a full load of heavy guitar riffs, extravagant jazz themes and electronic sounds, this CD marks a return to the rockier and densely overdriven stance that characterized the band’s earlier productions. The sheer sonic texture of this album is driven by a combination of tight prog-rock sequences alternating with more open, freely improvised material. This explosive package consists of a solid, pulsing rhythm section capable of performing with versatility in any situation, aggressive guitar riffs and solos, unusual guitar-synth soundscapes, and fuzz bass guitar laced with a fiery horn duet. With influences ranging from Zappa’s whimsical complexities to Squarepusher’s glitchy electronics, from Soft Machine and Electric Miles to Stravinsky and Béla Bartok, “Stories from the Shed” will surprise with its genre-defying compositions, eclectic jam improvisations and intricate arrangements. Blending psychedelic jazz with modern rock sensibilities, the music of The Wrong Object is influenced by a vast array of artists ranging from Canterbury Scene prog-jazz-rock à la Soft Machine, Nucleus and Gong to Béla Bartok, Aka Moon, Charlie Mingus and Frank Zappa."