This is Harada’s second release for the U.K. based EMANEM jazz/improvisation record label. Here, the artist garners impressive support from eleven New England area improvisers. In some instances, this set boasts a hodgepodge of extremes. Harada instills movement into this gala via an amalgamation of diametrically opposed angles fused with semblances of chaos, passion and ambient sound-shaping interludes. You’ll hear interleaving strings coalescing with horns and asymmetrically constructed rhythms amid James Coleman’s spooky Theremin permutations. In addition, this production offers an opportunity for the listener to delve into oddly concocted harmonic structures. For example, trumpeter Greg Kelly employs a raspy-toned, muted sound on" Enterprising Mass Of Cilia," atop thunderous percussion maneuvers and startling shifts in momentum.
This program speaks proverbial volumes about Harada's seemingly complex approach to composition and group-based interaction. On a lighter note, this outing moves forward with an air of excitement, akin to perhaps watching a classic, whodunit type detective yarn. Hence, the unpredictable nature of movement and unanticipated flow of events suggests a flustering balance marked by an air of intrigue. (Recommended.... )