JENNIFER GENTLE - Concentric CD
digi CD / A Silent Place
Better known as purveyors of quirky, semi-sleazy avant pop gems on their Sub Pop albums, Jennifer Gentle have also issued through the years a series of weirder releases, running the gamut from out-there psychedelic rock to crunching and hefty slab of tripped out musique concrÑ?te worthy of Joji Yuasa, Kunihara Akayima or one of their equivalent early ''60s greats'' (Julian Cope). Concentric is the last and also their bleakest, most uncompromising and probably best experimental album to date. This time Fasolo took his and into his own studio, recorded them and then spent hours painstakingly editing the material, adding here and there the odd effect and generally directing what sounds like a nightmarish Surrealist movie perversely shot in lush Cinemascope, or a hellish version of Lumpy Gravy as played by a freaked-out jazz combo.