OORT SMOG: Smeared Pulse Transfers: LP

Wow! Breathtaking sax ‘n’ drums blasts played with punk rock energy and math-y riffs. I like it best when the sax is working through different variations on the same figure while the drums take off, in conversation with the melody. This isn’t free jazz, it’s surprisingly structured and listenable for something with so much forward motion, and midway through Side 2, I caught myself playing air sax with one hand and air drumming with the other while chewing a sandwich. <Mike Watt voice> These hoots and saxophonations jam forward and celestialate through the brain pan with whacks, thuds, and ecstatic blurts. –Chris Terry (oortsmog.bandcamp.com)