Saturday, March 7, 2009

MASTER CYLINDER - ELSEWHERE (1980, LP, USA)

Hard-to-find but good jazz rock with a Canterbury flair at times from this Texas-based group. Lineup includes keys, guitar, bass, and drums, but various guest play woodwind and brass instruments, and there’s even a Serge modular keyboardist! A promo writeup states: “The music of Master Cylinder is a smooth blend of everything from tight ensemble composition to totally free improvisation; complex layers of polyrhythms to surging waves of pure sound; sections and bits of compostion surfacing from the flow and then redissolving".
"On the usually soulless Inner City label, Master Cylinder was anything but that. Their album has a strong melodic sense, and it seems the group must've been informed by the Canterbury groups like early Soft Machine or National Health, as well as the DC based Happy the Man. While ostensibly a jazz album, it's these rock elements that bring Master Cylinder to the next level. A very good album that time has forgot".(Thomashayes)
tracklist:
1. Overture 2. Isabelle 3. Elsewhere 4. Silhouette 5. Blasp 1937 6. Pllus 3 7.Hobb & Gebb
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10 comments:

Moes Lake said...

Thanks a lot for this man!

Anonymous said...

Un'altra gemma musicale scoperta grazie al tuo splendido blog. Grazie!

Greco Bastián Después said...

at last you are back!! i´m gonna steal some good albums from your reloaded blog!!

El Remero said...

Today is my birthday and I am celebrating by discovering this incredible album! Thanks so mucho for keeping this alive!

Anonymous said...

I´m so happy you are back again! ...and in a great form! Rare and fantastic albums that I can get only in your excentric and marvelous blog...Thanks a lot!!!!

Michael said...

Thank you very much for this very rarealbum incredible music

peskypesky said...

Very very very cool album!!!! This cooks! Love it.


THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Good wind for you!

heavy duty wheels said...

A wheel cylinder works in much the same way as a master cylinder on a disc brake, but is generally not as strong and is more prone to failure after excessive wear.

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