Robin Aigner, a vintage dress and boots extending her pint-sized frame, remains in control of the Living Rooms standing-room crowd as the music swirls around her.
Spirit Duplicator, the second record from Brooklyn quartet the Wingdale Community Singers, begins with an enticing simulacrumnot a chord strummed on an acoustic guitar but the naked skeleton of notes that would seem to form that chord.
ith Secret Curve, the Brooklyn musicians third outing with the avant-jazz-rock trio PAK, Anderson has willed into being something so mind-bending, frenetic, and complexbut tight and composedthat it mocks attempts to fit it into genre boundaries or even find points of reference to map its trajectories.
Its 2003 all over again, and no, no, please exhaleIm not talking about any kind of reprise of the Bush years. The Brooklyn-based antique-garde ensemble Piñataland is at it again.