August 14, 2007
By Roberta Penn
Frisell's music often evokes landscapes or fluid events. The Seattle-based
guitarist teams with Matt Chamberlain (a top choice drummer for singers
from the Indigo Girls to David Bowie) and Tucker Martine and Lee
Townsend who edit, process and add loops for a sophisticated and
ambient set of original music.
Like water the tunes flow, with a mournfulness on "Mississippi Rising," flooding
cascades of rain on "Monsoon" and the bittersweet Seattle drizzle
that encloses an artist so that he has nothing to do but look inside
Creative guest players -- Eyvind Kang on viola, bassist Viktor Krauss
and cornet player Ron Miles -- add the sublime.