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The Wrong Object

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3.60 | 10 ratings | 3 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sonic Riot at the Holy Palate (2:51)
2. 15/05 (5:37)
3. Sheepwrecked (3:21)
4. Acquiring the Taste (2:15)
5. Lifting Belly (3:13)
6. Malign Siesta (5:36)
7. Theresa's Dress (1:22)
8. Rippling Stones (2:47)
9. Theresa's Dress - Reprise (1:07)
10. Strangler Fig (3:23)
11. Waves and Radiations (3:23)
12. Saturn (6:50)
13. The Unbelievable Truth - Part I (5:44)
14. The Unbelievable Truth - Part II (4:37)

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Line-up / Musicians

- Michel Delville / guitar, guitar-synth, loops, electronics
- Fred Delplancq / tenor sax
- Jean-Paul Estiévenart / trumpet, flugelhorn
- Damien Polard / bass, electronics, samples

Releases information

Moonjune Records, MJR018

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3.60
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Review by Sean Trane
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4 stars Third or fourth album (depending whether you consider the Elton Dean session as a TWO album) from this Liège group, still with the same line-up as before, but this time the album was released on the great Moonjune label. Once again guitarist Michel Delville is the main songwriter, though all four other members have at least two credits or co-credits. There is no real explanation for this very forest- infested album title and artwork, and to be honest, the dominance of green on the digipak doesn't match the music, which tends to red hot, even more so than the woman's red hairs ion the artwork.

Opening on a few bars of a Klezmer-Manouche tune (like we've all hear a thousand times before), Sonic Riot veers a tad Gong-esque with an excellent closing passage with spacey electronics and trons. 15/05 is building on that feeling and the electronic gizmos are gaining in importance. As the album progresses with every new rack, one can only be captivated with the typical British jazz and JR/F scene of the 70's. Indeed, the shadows of Elton Dean, then Harry Beckett and Annie Whitehead (all participants to the band's previous efforts) seem to hover all over the album, much to our delight. There is a real tension that gradually builds up through tracks like Sheepwrecked (Crimson circa Lizard meets Wyatt) and following blistering Acquiring The Taste and Lifting Belly, where a Canterburian feel seep through via fuzzed-out instruments. The adventurous explorations continue, from the trashy Matching Mole-ish Malign Siesta to the lava-boiling Waves and the out-of-this-world Saturn. The album ends with a rework of Delville's Unbelievable Truth from the Elton Dean session album of the same name.

If you must own only one album from TWO, it would be a die-hard choice between the Dean collab and this one, but if you're into a more classical progressive, their latest album After The Exhibition, which is some kind of rebirth (given the important line-up changes, we can almost guess the band came close to a term) is also quite an awesome realisation. Personally, Shed is my personal fave from these guys.

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3 stars Stories From The Shed is the first studio album of the Belgian The Wrong Object. The band started in 2002, playing Zappa covers. They issued 2 live CD's: one with Elton Dean (ex Soft Machine, alt sax) and one with Annie Whitehead (ex Penguin Cafe Orchestra, trombone). That being said, one can ... (read more)

Report this review (#510645) | Posted by justaguy | Sunday, August 28, 2011 | Review Permanlink

3 stars The Soft Machine's heirs ? I had the pleasure of reviewing the Elton Dean & The Wrong Object's collaboration album some weeks ago and I pointed out how similar The Soft Machine and The Wrong Object is in style back then. Elton Dean sadly passed away and The Wrong Object is on their own on thi ... (read more)

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