Maze

Album Review of Maze by TrioVD.

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Maze

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Maze by TrioVD

Release Date: May 21, 2012
Record label: Naim
Genre(s): Jazz

80 Music Critic Score
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Maze - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

The Guardian - 80
Based on rating 4/5
80

This successor to caustic Leeds improv group trio VD's 2009 album Fill It Up with Ghosts retains their frantic hit-and-run staccato structures, farmyard squealings, howling distortion, and pithily short track-lengths. But, deploying a lot more hardware, they've made the textures thicker, the extremes scarier, and the soundscape more diverse. The opening Brick features battering arrhythmic drumming and chicken-clucking sax, but ends on a cinematically soaring theme.

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BBC Music
Their review was positive

One of the most inventive and transgressive albums you’ll encounter this year. Sid Smith 2012 Although its sonic palette incorporates more synth-sourced electronica than previously heard, this second album from Leeds-based three-piece trioVD possesses the same abrasive and uncompromising attitude that dominated their startling 2009 debut, Fill It Up With Ghosts. Like its predecessor, almost every second bubbles over with a sound that’s either intriguing or downright baffling.

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