Asaf Sirkis: Dream
Asaf Sirkis (drums)
The Monk (Sam Productions SAM 9015)
Asaf Sirkis (drums),
Gary Husband (keyboards), Tassos Spiliotopoulis (guitar), Yaron Stavi (bass).
Composed by Asaf Sirkis.
Recorded: London, England, 2007/2008
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
A hypnotic note cycle introduces the number. You enter into a trance. Special guest keyboardist Gary Husband's synthesizer impersonates a flute being played under water. He is the pied piper of the technological age. An angular electric guitar solo follows. I'd mention the guitar player's name, but I only have a few minutes and there are too many letters to type. You can check out his name in the personnel credits above. At any rate, he prepares you for Asaf Sirkis's drum solo. I would say Sirkis is influenced by Tony Williams. His impressive turn is interrupted by a reappearance the opening note cycle. It is a reassuring if slightly uncomfortable feeling, as if we are going down a drain. The Asaf Sirkis Trio plays some rather enigmatic music. They should be watched very closely.
Reviewer: Walter Kolosky