(Monotype - mono050) CD $14.00

Four excellent, extended improvisations of intricately carved motifs and hectic clusters from Necks’ Tony Buck (drums, cymbal, gong bells, tabla, and percussion), and Magda Mayas (piano, tiger organ, clavinet, objects and preparations). The album-opening clatter becomes progressively more intense, while short bursts of increasingly dissonant piano are scattered throughout, until delicate, crystalline high notes swirl around Buck’s fluttering bells and cymbals. The epic “Coalesce” starts with the ominous hum of Mayas’s tiger organ, strips down for a groovier section and then disintegrates into a chaotic last few minutes.