Saturday, May 3, 2008
Lezet's "Atona", is a series of recordings dating from 2005 to 2008 .The tracks are entitled after the actual days of of their respective creation.Here's what Max Go wrote about this EP:
"On the one hand, there are things I cherish - chord progressions that utilize what I desperately hope others will think of as sophisticated chromaticism. On the other hand, there are artists who offer up studies in an eloquence that not only humbles my harmonic vocabulary but more importantly, exemplifies a diversification into a higher sonic strata.
Enter Lezet's Atona.
These studies glisten and sizzle, poke and stab, stutter, jerk and cavort about beautifully without a hint of anything related to traditional music theory. There is humor and seriousness here. I conjure in my head a gene-splice of Groucho Marx and Arnold Schoenberg or maybe if the Monty Python cast were given scholarships to Julliard. Julliard would be so lucky.
This is not music for the masses. But boy would I like to play it for them, that they may be momentarily privy, as I was, to these concise statements that are refreshing in their lightheartedness and restraint.