The Wrong Object - Stories From The Shed
Bop meets Mothers with some Zorn; mixed in. the Wrong Object explore jazz in fits of twisted mashing and soulful aching. "Lifting Belly" alone is worth the price of admission to this soulful carnival, blending some late 60's Floyd motifs and dirty fuzz bass into an already hearty stew.
The Wrong Object actually formed from the remains of a Zappa tribute band, and "Stories," their first studio release, shows off both their own chops and the nuggets they learned from the Grand Wazoo. Guitarist Michel Delville is the engine driving this Belgian sestet. His solos send "15/05" the mini-epic "The Unbelievable Truth" close to the edge of chaos. Improv meets tasty pysch-jazz grooves all over this set. "Shipwrecked" and "Saturn" are driven by trumpeter Jean-Paul Estievenart, who, with Damian Polard on bass, provide a center in the arrangements for Deville to explore with his solos.
The opening track on "Stories from the Shed" is called "Sonic Riot at the Holy Palate," which is an apt description for the music to follow. Each track is a bracing mix of horns, prog jamming and sharp jazz riffs that allow the band plenty of room to shine, but always with a solid groove within which to return.
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