Cobblestone Jazz 23 Seconds

Cobblestone Jazz 23 Seconds
Cobblestone Jazz give experimentation new meaning with their electronic glitches and synth-induced sounds on the release of their latest album, 23 Seconds. The Canadian trio use analog instruments and computers from the golden age to produce overly simple songs that are intricately weaved with heavy digital noise and effects, giving the impression the album is highly improvised. It’s clear, however, that the boys in Cobblestone Jazz are no strangers to experimental electronic and it shows. 23 Seconds is layered, utilising an infinite number of harmonious discoveries, easily making it accessible to those scattered across the electronic spectrum, from the dance house crowd all the way down to the ambient aficionado. The second CD of this two-disc set features an entire live set recorded earlier this year in Madrid, as well as two songs previously released only on vinyl, "Dump Truck” and "India In Me.” The latter is the masterpiece of the set, using a simple beat that slowly introduces subtle elements, eventually submerging the listener in an electronic frenzy while bringing the album to a close. 23 Seconds paints an impressive landscape using myriad sounds that range from beyond haunting to explicitly serene. (K7)