24/30 album of the week experimental jazz

binker & moses – feeding the machine

The front cover looks like a still taken from ‘Metropolis’. The title could be part of the film’s bombshell quote. Such sensory aperitifs are important in jazz and ‘Feeding the Machine’ begins before its first note with the tone of fierce unease. The saxophone does well in flailing but never drowning: this is a difficult task, considering that, similar to the beloved and disliked Albert Ayler, Binker chooses to be ecstatic with his instrument. Moses’ drums are on their tasteful tip-toes for much of the album—when they charge at the listener, as on ‘Accelerometer Overdose,’ the effect is visceral and exhilarating. This is a fine jazz record.


A favourite: ‘Active-Multiple-Fetish-Overlord’

‘Feeding the Machine’ is out now via @gearboxrecords .

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