Live In New Haven

(Ergot - ERG007) LP $17.00

Ben Baker Billington, Mike Forbes, Andrew Scott Young and Paul Flaherty bring the heat to fire music. Live In New Haven documents four purveyors of the ecstatic now convulsing as one, with the labyrinthine saxophone mutations of Forbes and Flaherty squirming against the brink of the Billington-Young skins’n’strings throb unit. Despite the volcanic nature of the session, the quartet exhibits a sage capacity for both restraint and an elevated plane of almost-composed melodicism, “tracing a jagged pathway of legible melodic interplay,” as noted by Tiny Mix Tapes, “that breaks off at a moment’s notice into freefall runs of conjoined squalling.”