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  • Summary: The third solo recording for the drummer for Wilco and Loose Fur is an all-percussion affair, featuring eight original compositions.
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  1. Give Mobile time, and it will fasten itself, embed its patterns, and stay with you longer than you could have imagined a solo percussion album ever could.
  2. There are very few albums being made quite like this, so do partake.
  3. Kotche delivers on all accounts, tastefully propelling the music into timelessness, nearly filling the shoes of his faves: The Band’s Levon Helm, Beefheart’s Drumbo.
  4. A high-level concept album that never wastes a note. [#266, p.59]
  5. While it is obviously a showcase for Kotche's admirable skills as a drummer, more importantly it reveals his considerable abilities as a composer, too.
  6. Demonstrates... that artists are rarely more inspired than when creating for themselves alone.
  7. A studious, slightly overcomposed record; we don't hear Mr. Kotche's own rich, natural drum-kit sound so much as the dried fruit of his research. [20 Mar 2006]

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  1. MusicaliDrew
    Jun 7, 2006
    8
    Much better, much more musical than one would expect. It's not just an album of drum solos, it's an album of songs. Recommended by me.