“WHY SHOULDN’T JAZZ BE PLAYED IN THE FOREST?”
The record starts off with saxophones and maybe a trumpet - it sound like an elephant is calling out in the forest. You can hear birds singing sometimes in the background. I like bird sounds and hear birds every morning when I get up when I go out in the garden in the morning for a cigarette and a coffee. In the second track there are more bird sounds and maybe some cymbals or metal cups being bashed and more saxophone. It’s quite noisy but I like it. Track 3 has some German speaking and more saxophone and drumming, it starts off quite quiet and tuneful but then gets a bit noisier and then goes quiet again and then noisy again. I like it because the drumming reminds me of a woodpecker, I think Han is hitting a tree to make it sound like that. In the next track you can hear the sound of the men walking and more drumming of trees, a noise like people being whipped, and noises like the wind in the winter time. There is not much saxophone in this one and this is a good thing because it gives you a chance to listen to the drumming, the drumming sounds a bit African.
Next up is a short track with saxophone which sounds like a girl screaming and a noise like when you break into somebody’s car and after that the next one is more bird sounds, some of the sounds seem natural and some sound like they are made by the men whistling, there is also the sound of running water. There is more water noise in track 7 and more saxophones, the saxophone sounds like there is water in it and it sounds like he is blowing on it hard to get the water out. After this, on track 8 there is what sounds like a banjo and birds noises, it is another short one and it reminded me of African music again.
Track 9 sounds a bit like a gong calling people for dinner and here Brötzmann plays what sounds like a clarinet, it’s not as noisy as his saxophone playing but the gong is very noisy. It gets quieter near the end and you can hear the water again. The last track has more water sounds and it sounds like the men are in the water washing themselves.
Overall I thought this was a good record to listen to and very pleasant even though it is very noisy in parts. I think people would enjoy listening to it because it is a bit different to other records. I would give this record 10 out of 10.
Overall I thought this was a very good record to listen to and I would listen to it again. I would give it 10 out of 10.
This record starts off with the rebel playing the piano there is other stuff going in the background, it reminds me a bit of music from a murder film where a woman walks the street at night time and a man follows her to murder her. The next song sounds the same as the first one. The song after this sounds a bit like a trumpet playing but it’s really a keyboard; I like this song it sounds like a little boy of about six years old playing music. Track 4 is a short one it begins with drums and then some other noises (maybe a bugle) and then someone sings about going through changes, it is very good. The next song is called War, Politics and has The Rebel talking about how he doesn’t write love songs because he thinks they are rubbish after that he just repeats the word politics over and over and then I think he talks about writing songs in the pub but it is hard to tell what he is saying.
Next up is a song called Mental Shandy – I like the title because it is funny. This song has piano on it and a noise in the background like a broken television. After this song is a song which starts of with disco drums but then goes quiet and the drums come in again with some singing but I can’t tell what he’s saying again because the voice isn’t very clear – I like it though. The next song is about the singer going to Boarding school and how it made him cry a lot, I never used to cry at school as I didn’t really mind school. The next song is a cover of the Beatles song Tomorrow Never Knows, I like the Beatles but I prefer their earlier hits like Please, Please Me. Next song is a bit weird and has a very deep voice in it and some very peculiar noises. The last song has talking in it about writing lyrics and making music but then starts talking about Kung Fu Zulu’s which is the name of the song.
Overall I think this record is as good as the other record I listened to by the Rebel and I would like to listen to more of his records. I would give it 10 out of 10.