By Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al] - Kernel (Evil Clown; USA) This version of Leap of Faith features two core members: Dave PEK on saxes, bassoon & voice and Glyniz Lomon on cello & voice plus two semi-regulars James Coleman on theremin and Yri Zbitnov on percussion & voice. This nearly 69-minute, one long piece set was recorded at the Zeitgeist Gallery (again) in August of 2000. The music here has a quietly disturbing undertow with a high level of intense, focused improv. Although then sound quality is not great and lacking in dynamics, the music itself is strong, spirited, twisted and bristling with focused energy and like a conversation between friends. There is strong balance between the the quieter and more intense moments with some occasionally powerful eruptions. Six more Leap of Faith CDs to review in coming weeks (2/28/14).
Leap of Faith - Kernel Review
On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
On Metal Chaos Ensemble: "... using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation." - Squidco website staff