Header

EARDANCE

RIO/Avant-Prog • United States


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Eardance picture
Eardance biography
EARDANCE hailed from Chicago, Illinois, led by multi-instrumentalist Jim JACOBSEN. The band produced a frothy avant rock sound incorporating the restless spirit of Frank ZAPPA, the state-of-the-art (as of the early 80s) world beat sound of 80s KING CRIMSON, PETER GABRIEL, and TALKING HEADS, and occasionally the minimalist textures of Steve REICH, along with a considerable jazz influence.

In 1982 the band released their first and only album, "Seek Opposites" on Touch Records. It featured a wide array of instruments handled by JACOBSEN (bass, Chapman Stick, guitar, synthesizers, pianos), Dixie TREICHEL (hand percussion), Homero CERÓN (drums, percussion), and Russ BERGER (lead vocals).

: : : Steve (HolyMoly), US : : :

EARDANCE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

EARDANCE forum topics / tours, shows & news


EARDANCE forum topics Create a topic now
EARDANCE tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "eardance"
Post an entries now

EARDANCE Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to EARDANCE

Buy EARDANCE Music


Seek OppositesSeek Opposites
Touch Records
Vinyl$79.99 (used)

More places to buy EARDANCE music online Buy EARDANCE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for EARDANCE DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

EARDANCE shows & tickets


EARDANCE has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

EARDANCE discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

EARDANCE top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 1 ratings
Seek Opposites
1982

EARDANCE Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

EARDANCE Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

EARDANCE Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

EARDANCE Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

EARDANCE Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Seek Opposites by EARDANCE album cover Studio Album, 1982
4.00 | 1 ratings

BUY
Seek Opposites
Eardance RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by historian9
Forum & Site Admin Group Site Admin / JRF Team

— First review of this album —
4 stars This unique band isn't the kind of dissonant avantgarde rock that one might find in the rest of the genre. Instead, EARDANCE has answers to questions like how would KING CRIMSON sound in the 80's if it incorporated jazz, or what if TALKING HEADS tried doing something like Zeuhl.

The more accessible side of the record is in songs like 'Pawn Shop' and 'Jaded' which under some stretch of imagination wouldn't sound that bad on 'Three Of A Perfect Pair' where the leader of the band Jim JACOBSEN sounds very much like BELEW (guitars tend to sound like BELEW too, actually). 'Movers And Shakers' with it's fast percussion lifted from world music first reminded me of the electronic album that ENO and BYRNE made, but then it came to me that the song is to EARDANCE what 'The Great Curve' was to TALKING HEADS, which also had interesting layering of repetitive vocals, and that's why the song shines in the choruses after the build up.

If you're like me you might have listened to something like KC's 'Beat' more often than 'Red' even though you didn't think very highly of it. If so then you will enjoy this part of the album EARDANCE's album, and pieces that are more jazzy will maybe either interest you enough to give it 4 stars like me, or steer you further away. Jazzy songs are mostly led by piano with bass, and are a bit stripped down from all the diverse sounds you used to hear in the previous songs. 'Russian Dragon' is an example of a song which I wouldn't find that odd to find in Zeuhl with it's dark catchy bass line, which goes away into something like free jazz of guitars, pianos, xylophones and the like. 'Words Gone By' is in this kind of vein as well, and again, comparison with the 'Three Of A Perfect Pair' but this time the latter experimental side of the album, combined with jazzy piano might give you a good idea of what this sounds like. Throw in BELEW who sings in Gregorian-like chants in there too.

To sum it up, a mixed album with a lot of recognizable styles, 80's KING CRIMSON, TALKING HEADS or even some PETER GABRIEL with some experiments into territories like jazz that you wouldn't hear a lot from these artist's in those times, and I found more than half of the album a great listen.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Thanks to HolyMoly for the artist addition. and to historian9 for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.35 seconds