|Never Pet A Burning Dog|
|Produced by douBt|
|Released on March 16, 2010|
|no chart information|
|Find it at GEMM|
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A weird and sometimes wild one-off trio (quartet when you consider Caravan’s Richard Sinclair) filled with black notes, disaggregated soloing and a couple of proggy numbers that make mucking through the mire of Lydian Chromatic Theory not so terribly dull and awful. Mind you, the first couple of times I heard this, I resisted it. Then again, douBt’s debut had the initial misfortune of appearing in my car’s CD changer after ProjeKCt Two’s Space Groove. Small wonder I didn’t steer the car into oncoming traffic somewhere around “Sea.” What sustains me during this disc are the proggier sections: the mindstorm laced with vintage mellotron magic (“Cosmic Surgery”), the Cantebury-styled “Corale di San Luca” and the silly, strangely spectral “Passing Cloud” featuring Sinclair’s sleepy English voice. Otherwise Burning Dog is a difficult disc. When the heroes are Beppe Crovella and Terje Rypdal, it’s a given that you’ll be battling some strange monsters. Alex Maguire tests the limits of my listening abilities with what sounds like a Fender Rhodes played through a blown speaker, while Tony Bianco follows the beat of a different drummer on a different planet playing a different song. You know you’ve collected a strange trio when the guy from the avant-garde Belgian jazz-fusion band (The Wrong Object’s Michel Delville) is the “normal” one. Although I warm up to Burning Dog a little more each time, this is definitely something for the intellectually liberated free-jazz set. “Noisy” is the word that comes to mind most often, so tread carefully little lambs or be trampled by douBt’s freewheelin’ communion of chaos.
TONY BIANCO -- drums
MICHEL DELVILLE -- electric guitar, Roland GR-09
ALEX MAGUIRE -- Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond organ, mellotron, synth
Richard Sinclair -- vocals (1,5), bass guitar (1,2)
Mattia Garimanno -- engineer, mixing
David Minjauw -- postproduction
Leonardo Pavkovic -- executive producer, additional graphics
Marc Atkins -- cityscape photos and title graphics
Danilo Sala -- band photo
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|US||March 16, 2010||Moonjune||CD||MJR032|
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