Delicious dastardly dichotomous music Brian Kastan, Travis Sullivan, Dave Berger, Danny Zanker – MUSIC YOU’LL PROBABLY HATE: Two sides of the coin on this terrific new release – Love and Hate, lol… to get your reading on which it is for you, please watch this video of this delicious & dastardly krew (less the bass player, Danny Zanker) together first…
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My most recent review of Brian’s work features a different group on his “New Music for an Old Soul” release… the players on this new one are Brian Kastan – Guitar, Travis Sullivan – Sax, Dave Berger-Drums, Danny Zanker – Bass, and they KICK it LOOSE on this album… you’ll immediately be inspired to (either) love or hate songs like “You’ll Probably Hate This One Too“… DJ’s are gonna’ love this tune, too, as the playtime is only 2:14… it kinda’ reminds me of some of the work that Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart did together… a GREAT tune!
Brian’s guitar leads on “You May Like The First Part, but You’ll Hate the 2nd Part” will grab hold of your ears, shake your head around a little bit & make sure there’s no “loose change” in there… what’s most noticeable on this improvisation is how “tight” the players are together… my friend Bret Harold Hart would just LOVE this deliciously dastardly assemblage.
Improvised music is best when there’s no “declared direction” before the players start, and the 4:35 “I Don’t Have a Title Yet” makes it quite clear that the quartet just “moved” with the flow with no particular road map in mind… be sure you listen to this track with your HEADPHONES on (at least for your first sitting).
It was the gentle and melodic interaction between the bass, drums and sax on the 6:32 closer, “Danny Has Something to Say“, that made it my choice for personal favorite of the nine (long) performances offered up; Brian’s guitar slips & slides in, ’round and through very nicely, too!
I give Brian, Travis, Dave and Danny a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, as well as an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this excellent improvised adventure. Get more information (and purchase the album) on the BandCamp page. Rotcod Zzaj
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