Ben Monder's Amorphae is an ECM release. It's contemplative, expansive, tumultuously beautiful and beautifully tumultuous. It sounds positively gorgeous. It's sparse in ways that never leave the listener wanting more because it's an album that makes one appreciate the pauses. Some folks out there are going to hate it, ECM albums can be like that sometimes. Some folks aren't going to care that much for its drone nature. However, guitarist Monder pulls this all off so well that maybe those people who don't care for this can just go off and chill for 45 minutes while minds are expanding elsewhere.
Sure, I talk about some upcoming San Antonio shows and bring newness as usual, but really I'm all about playing Ben Monder's "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning" as braincrushingly loud as possible again.
The Line-Up for 15 January 2016