MARC RIBOT — Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog - Party Intellectuals (review)

MARC RIBOT — Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog - Party Intellectuals album cover Album · 2008 · Jazz Related Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
3.5/5 ·
snobb
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog's power trio debut album. Ribot collaborates there with drummer Ches Smith (Secret Chiefs 3,Trevor Dunn Trio) and bassist Shahzad Ismaily (Secret Chiefs 3). Album is openly rock/songs oriented, but with plenty of unusual and quirky sounds.

First of all, there is plenty of vocals on this release. Songs are quite short and varies widely in musical stylistic, combining punk nihilistic energy and noise with European RIO elements,electronic effects,some free jazz moments,guitar improvs and pop tunes.As often on Ribot's solo releases his guitar is main sounding instrument there, but being a songs-oriented album, vocals are important part of release's contain as well. Musically very eclectic, album isn't boring at all, but in some places balances on the border with indie rock,ska-ballades and Latin-pop. Strong side of any song there is musicians have plenty of untraditional tricks to make every of them sounding original. And even more important - all music is filled with humor!

Musically interesting if not much jazzy,this album is successful Ribot's journey to more accessible part of experimental jazz/rock related modern music.
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