Album Review: il sogno del marinaio - canto secondo

il-sogno-del-marinaio-canto-secondo-cover-medHere we find American jazzpunk legend, bassist Mike Watt, doing what he does best, “jamming econo” in a trio format. This is ‘il sogno del marinao’ (‘The Sailor’s Dream)’s second release, and Watt teams up with Italianos Andrea Belfi on drums and Stefano Pilla on guitar, to playfully explore the musical area between solid groove and the avant-garde, with occasional vocal “spielin’” by Watt. The overall musical canvas is not quite as dissonant as some of his previous work, and sometimes even recalls post-punk ensembles such as Slint or Tortoise. It’s always interesting, though, and in a live setting should be fantastic. – David Arnson

Producer: il sogno del marinaio
Score: 8 out of 10