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Album: The South Trio, Elegy for a Raver (Shift)


Rock-leaning muso-jazz groups such as the Bad Plus like to pretend they're wild and dangerous, but the South Trio really could play a rave.

This follow-up to Sugar Rush aims to create the aural equivalent of "mooching around in the murky undergrowth of an ecstasy comedown". Though sharing the same pounding piano riffs of leader William South, Elegy... ups the ante through a denser, trippier sound. A little over half-an-hour long, it's appropriately nasty, brutish and short.