Land (Land album)

Summary

Land
Land-debut.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 6th, 1995
Recorded1994
GenreJazz
Rock
Electronic music
World Music
Length61:27
LabelExtreme
ProducerJeff Greinke
LAND chronology
Land
(1995)
Archipelago
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

Land is the eponymous first full-length album by the American group Land. Land was recorded at Jack Straw Productions in Seattle in 1994 and released by the Australian label Extreme in 1995. All tracks were composed by Jeff Greinke with the exception of "Shu", which was composed by Greinke and Dennis Rea.[2]

Prior to Land group leader Jeff Greinke's solo albums had been mainly heavily layered and textured ambient music. With Land Greinke's goal "was to push this layering technique using a four-piece band, although texture continues to be a focus."[3] Chris Nickson, in his Allmusic review, describes LAND, in part, as "...an album that teases, tickles, grates, and always satisfies in its ambition and performance." and adds that Land "...create an organic -- if often electronic -- whole. The textures shift like waves, sometimes quietly, sometimes evoking specific places, such as the bamboo tones of China, on "Shu." "Ku" becomes disquieting with its discordance, but overall this is quite a subdued record."[4]

Track listing

  1. Caravan – 7:54
  2. Bustle - 5:16
  3. Nightnoise - 9:29
  4. Ku - 8:04
  5. Shu - 7:14
  6. Limba - 7:21
  7. Jacks - 6:39
  8. India 9:30

Personnel

  • Jeff Greinke - Keyboards, voice, producer.
  • Ed Pias - Electric & acoustic drums and percussion
  • Lesli Dalaba - Trumpet, effects
  • Dennis Rea - Guitar, effects
  • Tori Nelson-Zagar - Acoustic bass on "Nightnoise"
  • Scott Granlund - Tenor saxophone on "India"
  • Doug Haire - mixing on "Jacks"

Notes

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Land". The Edge. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2007-11-15.
  3. ^ "Land". Land. Extreme. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-11-15.
  4. ^ Nickson, Chris. "Land - Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-11-15.

References

  • CD Liner notes
  • Extreme catalog Land - Land Last retrieved 15 November 2007.