Jules Vasylenko, saxophone, FUMPH!
A Distro Album from [Pro]-[Anti] Press,
2018. 80 minutes!
$10 + $3 s/h.
The variety of sounds created by Jules Vasylenko using a saxophone, often as if it
were a voice, is truly incredible: whispering, fluttering, grunting, buzzing,
vocalizations, talkative, percussive, moaning, fog horning, barking, muttering,
chirping, bees swarming, wind, trumpeting, squealing, wavering, quacking,
squeaking, loud, soft and everything in between, plus many indescribable sounds.
What makes this recording great is that all of this coheres into a single voice, a
voice of an enhanced human consciousness telling a complex and deeply
emotional and understood story. I've never heard anything quite like it. Recorded
live at Roanoke's Art Rat Studio, the recording, by Tomislav Butcovic, is up front,
clear, fully professional, and with none of the deficits of live recording. Released
in a limited edition, you better get this while you can!
John M. Bennett
JOHN M. BENNETT