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Album Review: Ingrid Laubrock’s Antihouse – Roulette of the Cradle

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Sometimes the best music is built entirely on instinct. Music that doesn’t get caught up trying to fit into typical conventions of time and scale but instead only commits itself to pure human instinct and expression.  Free Jazz is a fantastic form of expression due to its spur of the moment nature.  When a member of the ensemble is feeling a certain way they immediately release this feeling using their instrument.  The other musicians in the ensemble can understand each other and utter their response to the music just released. It is conversational.  Despite having well thought out compositions played by expert musicians, the music of Ingrid Laubrock’s new release Roulette of the Cradle has achieved a level of conversational execution and instinctual expression typically found only in the live free jazz setting. Continue reading