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TRANSITIVE CYCLES REVIEWS
“Barney McAll is a true pinnacle of the innovation and creative finesse that bathes the city of Melbourne, seen not only in this exquisite and transcendental album release, but his ability to shapeshift as a musician between electronica, jazz, pop, and all the subgenres and styles in-between”. Verve
The control, the momentum, the arrangements – it’s nothing short of sublime. McAll integrates the bells better than any other artist I’ve heard with a similar commission. It’s the heart and soul of this music, but also a launching pad for these incredible musicians.Cyclic Defrost
“Captured during the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, McAll’s composition is a moving and stunning piece that has to be heard to be believed. Led by his keys playing and self-made instrument “Chucky”, which is a combination of music boxes, glockenspiel, kalimba and electronics, the two recordings are of particular importance”. MixdownMag
“illustrating what extraordinary new music can be created through the exploratory vision of a brilliant jazz musician”
TRANSITIVE CYCLES – an enchanting cosmic composition for Rhodes, synth, horns, shakuhachi flute, bulbul tarang, double bass, Moog guitar, analogue electronics, percussion and Melbourne’s extraordinary public sound sculpture: the Federation Bells.
Deluxe limited edition gatefold heavyweight hot pink, yellow and tangerine coloured splatter 12” Vinyl LP with OBI Strip.
Recorded live at its Melbourne International Jazz Festival premiere, the work features interactive improvisation between the bells and an ensemble of sensational musicians, with McAll masterfully leading the interplay on keyboards and his self-made instrument ‘Chucky’ (various music boxes, glockenspiel, kalimba and electronics), creating an unforgettably ethereal soundscape on the banks of the Yarra River.
Limited pressing of 300 copies:
- Barney McAll – Rhodes, Chucky (self-made Instrument), Bulbul Tarang, Federation Bells
- Julien Wilson – Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet
- Adrian Sherriff – Trombone, Moog Taurus, Shakuhachi Flute, Buchla Music Easel, Bata Drums
- Steve Magnusson – Moog Guitar
- Leigh Fisher – Drums, Modular Synthesis
- Jordan Tarento – Acoustic Bass
All compositions © Barney McAll except “Forgotten Love” by Mike Nock (Fourth Way Music)