Joseph Benzola – When You Get to Saturn, Make a Left.

I cannot think of any genre of music percussionist and composer Joseph Benzola doesn’t sound comfortable working in.  There might be some bizarre concoction lying dormant in the underground somewhere, but it’s not worth wasting one’s time thinking much about.

This collection puts together what sounds something similar to Balinese percussion on the first track, Improv 24 November 2019, and then smoothly transitions to atonal piano music, then some improvisational music, and so on. The variation of styles, and how well everything meshes together, is impressive.

Hints of Alban Berg, Sun Ra, jazz played at a bar over a scotch (well, I’m thirsty, what can I say?) and a bunch of chaps having a banger on some Indonesian paradise all color this album.

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