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ARTIST
TITLE
Throat
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
AUM 061CD AUM 061CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/12/2010

"Brooklyn quartet Little Women create music whose aim is transcendence via brutally precise sonic assault and ascendant melodies, attacking written and improvised material with equal ferocity. The group's sound distilled from a broad range of influences that stretch from free jazz through math metal, punk rock, pop music, and harsh noise. Saxophonists Travis Laplante and Darius Jones breathe together as one multi-tongued exquisite beast reveling in higher harmonics, splitting overtones to create ghost notes. Together with guitarist Andrew Smiley and drummer Jason Nazary, they create intricate yet whiplash-bestowing riffs which morph on a dime into ever-exploratory sub-groupings. There are also moments of quiet ringing-tone reflection on what has been wrought. Throat is a suite in seven sections designed to be taken in as a whole; it is their full-length debut following their 2008 EP, Teeth, on the Sockets/Gilgongo labels. Throat was recorded and mixed by Andy Taub at Brooklyn Recording and features cover art by renowned underground guitar maestro Mick Barr (of Orthrelm & Ocrilim). Darius Jones, who plays alto sax in the group, released his year-end Jazz best-of-list topping debut, Man'ish Boy on AUM Fidelity in October 2009. Little Women reveals a wholly different aspect of his musical personality, to say the least. Members of Little Women have recorded and/or performed with some of the top names in jazz/improvised music such as: Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy, Mark Dresser, Jim Black, Trevor Dunn, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Chad Hugo (The Neptunes), Gerry Hemingway, Joe Morris, Matt Wilson, Michael Formanek, and Mat Maneri."