Spring Heel Jack remain subtle in handling musicians: most of the tracks still run over sampled elements that lay in the background, affecting the pace and atmosphere without hemming in the melody or rhythm. After they cut this album, Spring Heel Jack played some concerts with a band that took players from both sessions.
The transformation of Spring Heel Jack into its own brand of avant electronic jazz continues with Amassed, rather logically following up on the previous year's Masses as another entry in the "Blue Series. Performers like Evan Parker and Matthew Shipp once again return, accompanied by a slew of fellow improvisational musicians (drummer Han Bennink, trombonist Paul Rutherford, and bassist George Trebar among them). There's also a ringer from the rock world - Spiritualized's Jason Pierce, who had Spring Heel Jack as an opening act back in 1997 and whose interest in free jazz makes him a perfect addition. He contributes to four tracks in particular, including "Maroc," written by Pierce and Parker, with the saxophonist ripping out some frenetic work while Pierce's guitar contributes tense shading and feedback shreds in the background.
Disappeared is an album by English electronic duo Spring Heel Jack. The album was released by Thirsty Ear on August 22, 2000. Rachel Point" (John Coxon, Ashley Wales) - 6:31. Mit Wut" (Coxon, Wales) - 7:06. Disappeared 1" (Coxon, John Surman, Wales) - 6:14. Bane" (Coxon, Wales) - 4:34. Galina" (Coxon, Wales) - 7:14. Trouble and Luck" (Coxon, Wales) - 5:49. I Undid Myself" (Coxon, Wales) - 4:25. Lester" (Coxon, Wales) - 1:30. To Die a Little" (Coxon, Wales) - 3:14.
Joining in with this cast of heavy-hitters is the frontman from the Brit supergroup Spiritualized, Jason Pierce and the sole American on this date, Matthew Shipp playing Fender Rhodes. Amassed challenges once again the notion of Jazz. John Edwards : Double Bass.
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