2016

My Favorite Records of 2016

My Favorite Records of 2016

Halvorson’s cyclical precision lends an air of suspense to the start of her title composition; perhaps the finest moment is Fujiwara’s lengthy drum rumination in the latter portion. Formanek’s “Tail of the Sad Dog” begins in a more abstract place compared to the majority of this set and never really diverts from the outward bound trail; contrasting, Fujiwara’s multi-tiered “The Cardinal and the Weathervane” opens with inviting bass tugs before taking on an almost prog-metal turn spiked with hints of Fripp.