Thursday, December 4, 2014
CD Review: Standridge with ZZ "Volume II: Teacher and Student"
[$4 // https://standridgewithzz.bandcamp.com/album/volume-ii-teacher-and-student]
This begins with noise sounds that range from everything of the Jay Peele glass session kind to those Oriental tones that are borderline Indian. In many ways, as I listen to the opening tracks on this CD, I feel as if it is a demonstration of this type of music, a how-to or blueprint in some ways for those who aspire to create something similarly.
However, by "Tiny River" pianos of doom do come out to shift the tone and create a new atmosphere that once seemed so innocent and has since become so lost and dark. This becomes silenced by an audio clip and then these tones that I can't quite explain come out and they just sound magestical.
It's not quite a hospital vibe to the tones but then this whistling comes out that isn't a flute or another instrument I can place my finger on directly but it has a certain bamboo stick quality to it that I suppose could be true if someone was to hollow one out and create such a tool. ("Mighty River" is the song of which I speak)
Overall this is just a great example of music that I will most likely find myself referring back to a lot in the future. You, however, should have this on repeat because the future is now.