Heat Chief

(Hit-Dat) Used CD $3.00

“This Baltimore quartet searches for transcendence through repetition and incremental adjustments, and they find it during their most processed moments — long, humid, sustained tones and almost desultory, lagging, melodic progressions. Static drenched in echo cascades over the circled drum patterns; ghostly drips fall as their gradually echoed pings of sound bounce down different registers, their colors changing as they gradually fade. Heat Chief’s third movement rises, dark and ugly, all toms and guttural noise, while the fourth and final is the complete opposite, morning light gradually filtering into a cave.” From 2006