Allaboutjazz.com writes about this album: "In an ongoing celebration of its twentieth anniversary, Medeski Martin
& Wood released twenty original recordings in digital form over the
course of 2011. Sequenced in the order in which the tracks were
released, the collection as a whole flows with the expert pacing of an
MMW performance and, in truth, with much the same artful pacing as their
best studio albums, such as Combustication (Blue Note, 1999)."
They don't tour as much as they did, but MMW have made a lot of great music over the years. This is a really nice stop along the way. Two hours of it! Including an older song to fill it out :)
Friday, June 2, 2017
I found this album somewhat randomly, but love these Aussie guys already. Here's what Pitchfork.com says about this record:
"Flying Microtonal Banana was the product of Gizzard king Stu Mackenzie acquiring a custom-made guitar modified for microtonal tuning, which allows for intervals smaller than the semitones that govern Western music. And since the new guitar could only be played with similarly tuned instruments, he reportedly paid his bandmates $200 each to also get their gear tricked out with microtonal capabilities."
And it weirdly nicely rocks end to end, whether you know the details or not! Enjoy!