...trippy guitar-bass-drums lunar orbit. Flatland is an anti-power trio, shedding rock heaviness in favor of more delicate thunder.
The guitar/bass/drum trio Flatland found inspiration in the work of Charles Gayle, Sonny Sharrock & Albert Ayler. Most importantly, they stab at the seminal '70s free harmonic jazz of Keith Jarrett's Quartet and the collective Old and New Dreams Quartet, a spacious sound of group interplay where silence is a part of the band. Finding themselves performing in rock venues as much (or more) than jazz rooms, Flatland is connected to the world of Charlie Hunter, John Scofield and others who blur the lines of modern jazz and progressive rock.
1. The Different Lives We Lead 7'45
2. The Satellite 1'39
3. The Atari Effect 9'10
4. Before My Time 8'17
5. Mopti 8'07 - Don Cherry
6. Invisible Generation 7'07
7. Good Grief 7'39
8. Guinea 6'12 - Don Cherry
9. Jack Johnson 7'40 - Miles Davis
MATT WAYNE - guitar
DONALD COREY - bass
TODD BISHOP - drums
Recorded by Tony Lash Dec. 17, 1997 at the Litterbox, Portland, OR
assisted by Jeff Leonard
Jack Johnson recorded live Oct. 23, 1997 at Berbati's Pan by Andrei Temkin
Mixed by Tony Lash at The Irvington
Mastered by Tony Lash at SuperDuper
All Music Guide (Adam Greenburg)
Free jazz, acid jazz. The debut album from Flatland, a trio of electric jazzers from the West Coast, is laden with thick electric guitar riffs and solos worthy of John McLaughlin, a thumping bass groove, and frenzied drumming throughout. It's a very busy album. As with other works by the trio, there are elements of free jazz and acid jazz as one wo ...