Boomkat Product Review:
**Nimble, clattering, honking improvisations recorded in Salford's Islington Mill. C50 housed in oversized case with pro-printed J-card
"Having being invited to headline the Tombed Visions stage at Fat Out Fest 2014 and completely decimating the room along with every set of ears within stretch of the venue, the original trio of saxophonist Colin Webster and long-term sparring partners David Birchall and Andrew Cheetham have continued to pursue an unholy alliance now augmented by Otto Willberg on double bass.
Night Streets Of Madness is the culmination of a daylong recording session in the lofty attic space of Islington Mill, the deep resonance of the room perfectly captured by engineer Sam Weaver which adds a definable depth to each of the cuts on the record. The longest track is the Side A long ‘Scene In A Tent Outside The Cotton Fields Of Bakersfield’, a 23 minute excursion into the remarkable range the quartet are able to pull from each other’s repertoire of techniques and imaginative improvisation skills. A collection of screeing saxophones, murmuring bass and acidic guitar lines rise to near cacophony atop rolling tom work that thuds out some idea of rhythm that finally burst into a rampage of collective shouting. Half mimicry, half forceful injection of each player’s distinct personality, the riotous nature of this out-rock-out is immediately infectious. Far from content in dealing just one deadly hand out of the quartet’s skillset, the group's clamour is abruptly cut in a near evacuating implosion, turning inward with space and silence pushing against the sparse creaks of double bass, puckered saxophone breaths and plucked drum and guitar strings. The quartet reconvene to rise out of this sparseness in startling sonority, swelling into a droning weave of high tones and bowed and breathed lowend, displaying a unity that in relevance to the previous ideas explored, sounds all the more powerful."