Relief - Kevin Drumm
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  • Summary: The Chicago experimental musician's latest is a single 36-minute track.
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  1. Dec 3, 2012
    80
    It seems cliché to say that music works on a few different levels, but in the case of Relief, it's true.
  2. Dec 5, 2012
    80
    With Drumm at the helm, the album resolves itself as a spooky and nuanced maelstrom. [Nov 2012, p.56]
  3. Dec 3, 2012
    77
    The question that all improvisers have to answer is whether something you play once can be worth listening to more than once. Experience and forethought ease the answer toward yes, and Drumm has both at his command.
  4. Dec 3, 2012
    70
    While it ceaselessly gnaws at your anxiety, Drumm never delivers the coup de grace. In that sense, Relief sits alongside Drumm's cruelest and harshest work.
  5. Dec 3, 2012
    60
    Instead of commanding attention, Relief allows it to drift, preventing the listener's final escape into the contentless void of sonic oblivion.
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