14 Songs, 1 Hour 30 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The fractured rhythmic and timbral landscapes and angular melodies of Mary Halvorson’s music intermingle in new ways with Code Girl, a double album featuring vocalist Amirtha Kidambi, who sings Halvorson’s original lyrics with a determined grace. The set has an appealingly damaged art-song quality, sacrificing nothing in terms of instrumental grit. Halvorson’s off-kilter guitar and effects mesh with the searching virtuoso trumpet of Ambrose Akinmusire, and Halvorson’s mates in Thumbscrew (bassist Michael Formanek, drummer Tomas Fujiwara) have their trenchant say as well.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The fractured rhythmic and timbral landscapes and angular melodies of Mary Halvorson’s music intermingle in new ways with Code Girl, a double album featuring vocalist Amirtha Kidambi, who sings Halvorson’s original lyrics with a determined grace. The set has an appealingly damaged art-song quality, sacrificing nothing in terms of instrumental grit. Halvorson’s off-kilter guitar and effects mesh with the searching virtuoso trumpet of Ambrose Akinmusire, and Halvorson’s mates in Thumbscrew (bassist Michael Formanek, drummer Tomas Fujiwara) have their trenchant say as well.

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