Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Amber Gris

"Amber Gris" Music Video from Medeski Martin and Wood on Vimeo.


This is the first single from Medeski Martin & Wood's newest release, Radiolarians II. I especially enjoy Medeski's piano on this one.

14 comments:

dMix said...

Sometimes Medeski can get a little carried away with his keyboard playing but the piano in this piece is a breath of fresh air.

Chris said...

Wow. That was like David Lynch, Philip Glass, and a bunch of other weirdness wrapped in one! Thanks for posting.

David Cranmer said...

d, Normally I'm paying attention to Martin's drums but Medeski shines on this number.

Chris, The vid is a little odd but if you enjoy the music of "Amber Gris" then I'm sure you will get a jolt from the rest of Radiolarians II.

Charles Gramlich said...

I like a good drum number. But that video? Dude!

David Cranmer said...

Ha! You're probably right but honestly, who watches videos anymore? I posted it for the music which I believe is among the best of this "avant-groove" groups career.

RReynolds said...

The keyboards and drumming are happening but the video is so-so. The first part is somewhat ok but the band standing around looking meditative in the second half blows.

Chris said...

Well, I love the song. Great 6/4 groove. Really cool video, too. Pretty abstract but in a playful, almost self-mocking way. I liked it so much that I posted it on my Facebook!

David Cranmer said...

I'm glad you like it because I've been playing "Amber Gris" for the past week non stop. Just a terrific groove.

Richard Prosch said...

Good stuff. For me it recalls Bach's "The Art of Fugue."

Scott Parker said...

Liked that groove quite a bit. Stopped by the library this afternoon and picked it up. Donkey shine!

David Cranmer said...

Richard, "The Art of Fugue." I will check that out. I dip into classical occasionally with Beethoven being my gateway.

Scott, I would be interested in your critique of the CD. Track #1: "Flat tires" is another standout.

Barbara Martin said...

Excellent piano playing, David.

Chris said...

I picked up both I & II yesterday. Only a few tracks into I but really enjoying it. I might post about it on my blog.

David Cranmer said...

Barbara, It sure is.

Chris, I hope you review it. I haven't stopped listening for the last week and a half.