Le Drapeau Noir

(Chironex) LP $20.00

This dream project of European improvised music -– an octet comprised of members of Hunter Gracchus, Chora, and Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides -- should get Euro-sceptics lathered. Rambling cacophony erupts in big-band formations, with the sound sitting somewhere between various Jooklo projects and the sprawling insanity of The A Band. Multicultural folk influences are strong; East / West primitivism escapes the vacuum of the trivial object, forging live and simmering performances.