Exposé Online banner

Spin Marvel — Infolding
(RareNoise RNR049, 2015, CD)

by Jon Davis, Published 2015-03-23

Infolding Cover art

I've started to write this review several times. I'll sit down, start the tunes, and try to put thoughts in order to describe it. But invariably I get so wrapped up in the sound that the thoughts never solidify into actual written words. This time I'm determined to succeed. I will tell everyone about this great CD. I will tell everyone about this great CD. I will... Ah, I love this bit, hang on a moment. Infolding is a great example of where genres cease to be of use. Experimental electronic jazz rock serves as a description, not a label. References that come to mind are Jon Hassell's work with Brian Eno, some of Mark Isham's early albums, and some of the electronic/jazz hybrids on Thirsty Ear. I'm also reminded a bit of Jeff Greinke's Land, or even what might have happened if Miles Davis had been a guest on Herbie Hancock's Sextant. Suffice it to say that all of those are good things to be reminded of (though Thirsty Ear never had a 100% success rate with me, their best was pretty darn good). We have some lovely grooves at times, and also free-floating stretches, all seamlessly blended into a wonderful whole. Drummer Martin France is the nominal leader here, though it is guest Nils Petter Molvær who is most prominent on the tracks, his heavily processed trumpet providing moods, melodies, and sound effects. Tim Harries (who's a veteran of Bill Bruford's Earthworks) provides bass; soundscapes and other miscellany are handled by Terje Evensen and Emre Ramazanoglu. Bring up this beauty in your player and hit repeat: it's a definite winner.


Filed under: New releases, 2015 releases

Related artist(s): Spin Marvel, Nils Petter Molvær

Latest news

2020-05-15
Phil May of The Pretty Things RIP – We were saddened to learn that Phil May, lead singer and founding member of The Pretty Things, has died at the age of 75. The band's 1968 album S.F. Sorrow is one of the enduring classics of the psychedelic era, and the group existed in various forms until finally retiring in 2018. » Read more

2020-05-14
Jorge Santana RIP – Jorge Santana, noted guitarist, leader of the band Malo and brother to Carlos Santan, died on May 14 at the age of 68. Jorge and Carlos worked together on a number of occasions, though Jorge's career was centered around Malo, solo work, and with Fania All-Stars. » Read more

2020-05-06
Florian Schneider RIP – Florian Schneider, one of the founders of the pioneering electronic group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. Co-founder Ralf Hütter announced that his bandmate had passed away from cancer after a brief illness. » Read more

2020-04-23
Shindig Festival Goes Lock-Down – Here's what they're saying: It's A Happening Thing! The Shindig! Magazine Lockdown Festival. In our days of no large gatherings of people, maybe it's still possible to have a music festival. Shindig! Magazine is giving it a go with a multi-artist streaming extravaganza on Saturday April 25. » Read more

2020-03-24
Bill Rieflin RIP – The sad news reaches us today of Bill Rieflin's death. Rieflin was best known as a drummer in bands ranging from post-punk to industrial to indie-rock to progressive rock, including work with The Blackouts, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Swans, Land, and King Crimson. Rieflin had been battling cancer for several years, and succumbed to it on March 24. He was 59. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Gift - Awake and Dreaming – The Gift are a fairly new British group targeting the more accessible side of the progressive spectrum. They have lots of analog keys and such, although many songs are just a singer and an acoustic...  (2008) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues