One-Armed Bandit

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Jaga Jazzist's least jazz-rooted, most prog album to date, One-Armed Bandit is not associable with Tortoise and 2000s-era Stereolab merely for the assistance of John McEntire, who mixed it and is credited with analog synth processing. Echoing, at various points, both bands at their most rocking, Baroque, and searching, One-Armed Bandit dazzles early on. Throughout the 13 minutes that make up the title track and the following "Bananfleur Overalt," the listener is pulled through a suspenseful succession of passages, like a score to a Mediterranean tropical cyclone, that work in tight-riffing bass clarinet, zipping vibraphone, buzzing guitar, sighing pedal steel, dancing ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Jaga Jazzist's least jazz-rooted, most prog album to date, One-Armed Bandit is not associable with Tortoise and 2000s-era Stereolab merely for the assistance of John McEntire, who mixed it and is credited with analog synth processing. Echoing, at various points, both bands at their most rocking, Baroque, and searching, One-Armed Bandit dazzles early on. Throughout the 13 minutes that make up the title track and the following "Bananfleur Overalt," the listener is pulled through a suspenseful succession of passages, like a score to a Mediterranean tropical cyclone, that work in tight-riffing bass clarinet, zipping vibraphone, buzzing guitar, sighing pedal steel, dancing harpsichord, and even some distant skronk-sax over galloping and tapping rhythms that switch time signatures with an oddly elegant twitchiness. Later portions of the album are larded with so many graceless, attention-deficit hazards that it's unknown exactly what the band or is that "groop"? was attempting to accomplish -- perhaps a challenge or, more specifically, instrumental paeans to Frank Zappa and Mars Volta with horn charts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/2010
  • Label: Ninja Tune
  • EAN: 5021392578125
  • Catalog Number: 152
  • Sales rank: 381,615

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jaga Jazzist Primary Artist
Mats Gustafsson Baritone Saxophone
Paal Nilssen-Love Drums
Andreas Mjos Guitar, Percussion, Glockenspiel, Marimbas, Vibes, Group Member
Lars Horntveth Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Bass Clarinet, Keyboards, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Lap Steel Guitar, Group Member
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Upright Bass
Martin Horntveth Percussion, Drums, Bells, Psaltery, Temple Blocks, Marxophone, Mandolin Harp, Group Member
Even Ormestad Bass, Percussion, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Group Member
Mathias Eick Piano, Trumpet, French Horn, Keyboards, Upright Bass, Group Member
Line Horntveth Flute, Percussion, Tuba, Glockenspiel, Vocals, Group Member
Stian Westerhus Percussion, Electric Guitar, Harp, 12-string Guitar, Guitar (Baritone), Group Member
Erik Johannessen Trombone, Marxophone, Group Member
Øystein Moen Organ, Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Group Member
Technical Credits
Lars Horntveth Composer, Programming
Jaga Jazzist Arranger, Producer
Martin Horntveth Programming, drum machine
Jorgen Træen Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Chris Sansom Mastering
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