The Crying of Lot 69
(Monotype - MONO040) CD $12.75
The sound, the song, the words, and the mounting narrative spool of the efforts of Petit and Oxbow founder / frontman Robinson draw in equal parts on Pynchon and the dog-eat-dog laws of senseless jungle indifference. Compassion denied. Tales from a killing. The Crying Of Lot 69 pulls up a blanket of concrete and cozies you into the comfort of a world where the mildest intentions have the wildest effects. The first part in a trilogy. With Rhys Chatham on trumpet, Helena Espvall on cello, and Hervé Vincenti on guitar and synths.