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ARTIST
TITLE
Rubber Cage
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ADHOC 014CD ADHOC 014CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/11/2006

"This new edition of Rubber Cage is Ad Hoc Records' definitive digital reissue of The Work's third full-length release. These are powerful recordings of the band's most densely composed material, musically akin to another of their classics, Slow Crimes, but honed into even more mature fashion. (The band had broken up after a tour of Japan in 1982, and reformed for this record 7 years later. In the interim, each of the musicians' talents and compositional abilities had grown by leaps and bounds). This album was a new beginning for The Work, and set them off in a slightly different direction than they had previously employed: much of the energy of this music came from the sheer 'tenseness' of the compositions; they didn't need to bludgeon the ears to get the point across. Besides collecting what could arguably be their most finely crafted songs, this disk best displays the group's unusual sense of individual soloing: the singularly-plucked cello during 'Dangerfish,' and the free-form piano of 'Jay,' both seem to be the intrinsic opposite of the musical settings they embellish. Capturing such disparate approaches sets up a dichotomy of styling throughout this exceedingly intense album, offering startling (and usually brutal) results."