Boomkat Product Review:
A free jazz supergroup comprised of Lee Randaldo (Sonic Youth) on guitar and EFX, William Hooker on drums, and Glen Hall on (deep breath!) sax, flute, piccolo, clarinet and percussion, 'Oasis of Whispers' is a heaving platter of forward-thinking improv. Whilst the opening track 'The Mechanism' seems to feature elements of the 1980's theme-tune from 'Auf Wiedersehen, Pet', the rest of 'Oasis of Whispers' is gleefully structureless; allowing the trilogy of muso heavy-weights the chance to fully flex their collective musical muscle on pieces that range from traditional bops through to full-on psychedelic goodness. Featuring a cover of Sonny Rollin's 'Blue Seven', 'Oasis of Whispers' is anything but; delighting in its sheer, uninhibited noisiness. Shhhh.