2010 | Label: Cryptogramophone / The Orchard
Initiate is meant to be an epic outing for both fans of general guitar heroism as well as those who cue in specifically to the dizzying moods and textures of avant-jazz-cum-Wilco-member Nels Cline. For the uninitiated, the "Singers" are actually a molten power trio that flips, Led Zeppelin-like, into stark, ruminative ballads. Their execution can be as uneven as the tempos, but the fireworks more than compensate for the occasional boredom and bombast.
The first of Initiate's two discs is dedicated to showing off the band's studio prowess. "Floored"… more »