Fontanelle Fontanelle

In a Daguerro-type fashion that captures the spirit of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and In A Silent Way, Fontanelle (which includes orphaned Jessamine offspring Andy Brown and Rex Ritter) paint a bipolar musical landscape that is both soothing and sardonically ominous in a "guilty pleasure" kind of way. One of the more fleshier/organic releases from Kranky to date, the quartet's approach to electrified jazz and low-fat funk keeps the cochlea standing on end by disallowing the listener the ability to concretely quantify a beat. The drums skew, keyboards gurgle and the guitar haunts - all in a saturated form of bliss. The forces of recognition and infinity play against each other and best of all, it makes sense. Splendid indeed. (Kranky)