With a label move from ‘Memphis Industries’ to the well stocked cupboard of gems that is ‘Grand Central’ of Manchester, Daniel Berridge has found a good habitat for his Film score creations of ‘Broadway Project’
‘In Finite’ is certainly another soundtrack to an imaginary film, a genre which often makes for a good listen (also try the following with any album from ‘The Cinematic Orchestra’) if you experience it in a darkened room running through your own personal claustrophobic adventure.
Ok, personal claustrophobic adventures could include: a marching army setting out from the fortress of Amagal-bara on ‘Blood in the temple’ to reek havoc on the priests of Quorn, or ‘Raga 5’ - an impromptu meeting with a crazed robot in the sewers of New York resulting in a vicious romp of blood and wires………err…well maybe I’ve been eating too much cheese late at night, but you get the picture.
There are very few light moments in this album and the whole parcel provides a very moody ‘DJ Shadow’ style mix of piano’s and big broken beats and crashes. It’s well put together and has some great contributions from guest musicians who add the real jazz sparkle. But if you are not a fan of this genre of music I would guess that you’ll not last the full album. If you do endure then you may have a rabid longing for music without cymbals.