TRANSITIVE CYCLES REVIEWS:
“Barney McAll is a true pinnacle of the innovation and creative finesse that bathes the city of Melbourne, seen not only in this exquisite and transcendental album release, but his ability to shapeshift as a musician between electronica, jazz, pop, and all the subgenres and styles in-between”.
The control, the momentum, the arrangements – it’s nothing short of sublime. McAll integrates the bells better than any other artist I’ve heard with a similar commission. It’s the heart and soul of this music, but also a launching pad for these incredible musicians.
Cyclic Defrost *****
“Captured during the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, McAll’s composition is a moving and stunning piece that has to be heard to be believed. Led by his keys playing and self-made instrument “Chucky”, which is a combination of music boxes, glockenspiel, kalimba and electronics, the two recordings are of particular importance”. MixdownMag
“illustrating what extraordinary new music can be created through the exploratory vision of a brilliant jazz musician”
The Australian *****
released August 1, 2022
TRANSITIVE CYCLES – an enchanting cosmic composition for Rhodes, synth, horns, shakuhachi flute, bulbul tarang, double bass, Moog guitar, analogue electronics, percussion and Melbourne’s extraordinary public sound sculpture: the Federation Bells.
Deluxe limited edition gatefold heavyweight hot pink, yellow and tangerine coloured splatter 12” Vinyl LP with OBI Strip.
Recorded live at its Melbourne International Jazz Festival premiere, the work features interactive improvisation between the bells and an ensemble of sensational musicians, with McAll masterfully leading the interplay on keyboards and his self-made instrument ‘Chucky’ (various music boxes, glockenspiel, kalimba and electronics), creating an unforgettably ethereal soundscape on the banks of the Yarra River.
Barney McAll is a Grammy nominated ARIA winning artist who has worked with luminaries such as ; Gary Bartz, Kurt
Rosenwinkel, Ben Monder, SIA, Daniel Merriweather, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesely and Dewey Redman. Barney has played on over 100 recordings and has 25 solo records....more
supported by 4 fans who also own “Transitive cycles”
Superb album again, consistently brilliant playing and an absolute delight to listen to.
Hard to pick a favourite track as it’s all so good, but force me to and I’ll plump for Johnston St.
Excellent, classy piece of work, thank you. Dennis Smith