Faultline

Faultline

by Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
     
 

This was the first Birdsongs of the Mesozoic album to be released after the departure of keyboardist and founding member Roger Miller. He was briefly replaced by reedman Steve Adams, who left before the completion of Faultline to joinSee more details below

Overview

This was the first Birdsongs of the Mesozoic album to be released after the departure of keyboardist and founding member Roger Miller. He was briefly replaced by reedman Steve Adams, who left before the completion of Faultline to join ROVA, a San Francisco-based saxophone quartet. Saxophonist Ken Field stepped in to take his place, helped to finish the album, and subsequently became a permanent member of the band. The addition of reed instruments marked a fundamental change in the band's sound. Instead of a rather architectural, if raw, sound based on the interaction of twin keyboards, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic began to sound a little bit jazzier, if no less structurally rigorous and aggressive. On "Coco Boudakian," guitarist Martin Swope sounds uncannily like Arto Lindsay; the title track rocks out in a blocky but complex way. But there are several moments of serene beauty as well, in particular the limpid Steve Adams composition that ends the program. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/1995
Label:
Cuneiform
UPC:
0045775001920
Rank:
372641

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic   Primary Artist
Willie "Loco" Alexander   Percussion
Erik Lindgren   Percussion,Piano,Trumpet,Keyboards,Sampling
Steve Adams   Synthesizer,Percussion,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ken Field   Percussion,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Martin Swope   Guitar,Percussion,Sampling
Richard Scott   Percussion,Keyboards
Rick Scott   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano

Technical Credits

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic   Producer
Erik Lindgren   drum machine
Steve Adams   drum machine
Roger Seibel   Mastering
Martin Swope   Cover Design
Bob Winsor   Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Frederick Loewe   Composer

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