Thursday, February 4, 2016

Recording: Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot

Artist: Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot

Songs: [two selections]

Recorded at The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), January 26, 2016.

Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot - [excerpt from third piece]

Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot - [second piece]

Trumpeter Lina Allemano's two quartets give her an opportunity to stay busy with one when the sidemen with the other are occupied with their other projects. It's rather unprecedented for everyone to be available all at once so this was, in fact, the first-ever double-bill of the Lina Allemano Four and Titanium Riot. Contrasting with the LA4's composed throughlines and "jazz" sensibility, Titanium Riot explores textures and goes on abstract journeys, powered by Ryan Driver's analogue synth work and Allemano's collection of DIY trumpet mutes. A plastic cup provides the buzzing sounds heard at the start of the second selection here — a portal into a sci-fi soundscape trip, while the first short selection shows what this band can do when it settles into a groove.

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