- Jun 4, 2002At 02:11 AM 6/3/2002 +0000, you wrote:
>Considering it's the only recording easily available, what do you allQuad Sax: It's a pretty lean lineup, and certainly lacks some of the depth
>think of the Quad Sax recording in comparison to Urban Sax?
and intensity of the full lineup, but it's damn good for what it is, and
I'd buy it again in a nanosecond.
Urban sax stuff is not too hard to find used copies of in good record
stores; I've seen copies of Fraction Sur Le Temps (LP) and Spiral (CD) in
Amoeba records in berkeley earlier this year.
For my ears, Spiral is their most fleshed out album and illustrates what
they are capable of, but I'll agree that those earlier once have a very
ambient charm, sort of like an acoustic answer to early tangerine dream or
other spacy electronic works.
If you can finf it, there is a disc that only comes with a photo-book about
the band, titled "To The Happy Few", it's after Spiral, like mid-90's, and
quite good too. Also, there is an EP (like 22 minutes) of Urban Sax playing
with a Gamelan orchestra in Jakarta Indonesia, just amazing stuff. Came out
around the same time, give or take a year.
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