Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Here is a very interesting interview from allaboutjazz: Ben Monder: Surprise from Cohesion: "If anything, Monder's music has gotten even more distilled and strange, but Oceana's blend of virtuosity, thematic rigor and outright heaviness impressed a lot of listeners and placed it on a lot of critic's best-of 2005 lists. The playing is exceptional throughout, but air-guitarists beware-these are pieces that create indelible and sometimes unnervingly alien sonic worlds and the moods they establish aren't easily dispelled."