Lens Cleaner Trio CD + Lens Cleaner

A twelve-inch that covers the darker realm of pseudo-jazz instrumental and mutated prog-rock by a trio out of Argentina. The trio, comprised of Jose Marchi (guitar), Marcello Aguirre (drums) and C.D. (electronics), possesses highly skilled musical dexterity to record material and then process their works into articulate madness. This album is the soundtrack to your nightmares; in fact, the sound quality on this album has the distant vast sound that occurs in dreams. Take "Fiestas Voluntarias de Dinero," on side A, which gives the impression of dropping down vast canyons or "Guiso Superespesso," which sounds like someone wandering through a condemned warehouse while mangled wind chimes ring in a burnt-out window frame. On side B, I kept dropping my needle on a bizarre track entitled "Poeta No. 3," which starts off harsh and abrasive to then be stretched out in wide arcs of sound, as if standing next to the motors of an airplane while flying. Despite the innocuous title and name of the group, Lens Cleaner Trio is anything but; this is improv music with sharp teeth. (Ceiling Travel Excursions)