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The Steve Martland Band ‎– Horses Of Instruction Steve Martland

£14.99

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The controversial composer Steve Martland remains as unclassifiable as ever. Horses of Instruction, his first disc on Black Box, contains a phenomenal variety of sounds, all underpinned by Martland's pioneering spirit. The first two tracks exemplify this perfectly. The quasi-hypnotic, grittily vital Horses of Instruction is characterised by its tremendous verve. It is juxtaposed with Kick, a set of variations on a 17th-century folk-fiddle melody. The politically inspired Beat the Retreat (which takes a bass by Purcell as its starting point) includes moments of real lyricism. Energy characterises much of this album, and it is this aspect of Martland's music that remains indelibly in the listener's memory. Eternal Delight calls upon minimalism to project its internal effusiveness. The final track, Terminal, is the result of a collaboration with the rock band Spiritualised. By far the most rock-oriented number of the disc, it provides a suitably upbeat conclusion. The whole experience is enhanced by Black Box's amazingly clear and involving recording. --Colin Clarke

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Band/artist(s):
Steve Martland
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Jazz
Label:
Black Box

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The controversial composer Steve Martland remains as unclassifiable as ever. Horses of Instruction, his first disc on Black Box, contains a phenomenal variety of sounds, all underpinned by Martland's pioneering spirit. The first two tracks exemplify this perfectly. The quasi-hypnotic, grittily vital Horses of Instruction is characterised by its tremendous verve. It is juxtaposed with Kick, a set of variations on a 17th-century folk-fiddle melody. The politically inspired Beat the Retreat (which takes a bass by Purcell as its starting point) includes moments of real lyricism. Energy characterises much of this album, and it is this aspect of Martland's music that remains indelibly in the listener's memory. Eternal Delight calls upon minimalism to project its internal effusiveness. The final track, Terminal, is the result of a collaboration with the rock band Spiritualised. By far the most rock-oriented number of the disc, it provides a suitably upbeat conclusion. The whole experience is enhanced by Black Box's amazingly clear and involving recording. --Colin Clarke

Band/artist(s):
Steve Martland
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Jazz
Label:
Black Box

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