Stick Against Stone Orchestra Get It All Out

Stick Against Stone Orchestra Get It All Out
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With Get It All Out, cult collective Stick Against Stone Orchestra continue their unapologetic Pittsburgh post-punk exploration on all things funk, jazz and Afrobeat — to better than average results. Currently functioning as a 12-person ensemble, the current incarnation of Stick Against Stone Orchestra are determined to live up to the legacy of deceased ex-frontman John Creighton, right down to the album title (taken from one of the last songs penned by Creighton prior to his departure from the group). Get It All Out exists as an attempt to capture and distil the band's live show legacy into a satisfactory studio album effort. On various tracks, they've been successful: album opener "Everybody's Song (the Music Business)" sees veteran bandmate Geraldine Murray set a feverish pace; "Wasted Lives" is wholly reverent to Afrobeat rhythms; "Face Down" hits the ground running, with brassy ska elements; and the Creighton-penned "Moonlight Finds a Face" leverages samba-jazz to a satisfactory conclusion. Get It All Out respects the Stick Against Stone Orchestra brand, blending disparate elements to feel frenetic and fleeting all at once. (MediaGroove)