What a pleasure of an album. Everything has room to breath and live. It's got this motif kinda running through it. Felt most from Tomita to Shrine.
I love the sci-fi-prog-jazz-funk-big band feels. The Jazzist's word-less vocal harmonizing is absolute beauty, especially on Spiral, when all instrumentation is layering together. Glorious.
Is that a synth/horn layer in Shrine? Distortion? Phasing? I can't tell, it's wonderful.
I want more. What's after Apex? Animal Chin? *loops all albums*. L˥
Two absolute masters evoking worlds of unhurried grace. Some old pieces mixed in with the new (Instants from Sería II, Afternoon Variant from The Box Tree), now given Frisell's stamp. Profoundly beautiful. Brian Courage