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The Ocular Concern - Sister Cities mp3 album

  • Performer: The Ocular Concern
  • Title: Sister Cities
  • Genre: Jazz / Rock
  • Released: 2014
  • Style: Contemporary Jazz, Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock
  • MP3 album: 1681 mb
  • FLAC album: 1831 mb
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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The Ocular Concern - Sister Cities mp3 album

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3. Portland In Reverse. Composed By – Oliver. 5. The Island Milonga. 6. The Ocular Concern.

Portland, Oregon creative jazz quintet the Ocular Concern are all over the map on 2013's Sister Cities, although not precisely where you might expect them to be. The album's centerpiece is the four-part "Sister Cities Suite," whose title references Portland's ten sister cities scattered across the globe.

Track Listing: Oxygen Lake; Sister Cities Suite: Sister Cities, Portland In Reverse, Ghost Town City Council, The Island Milonga; The Ocular Concern; Lafayette; The Eclectic Piano; William S. Burroughs. Personnel: Dan Duval: electric guitar, toy piano; Andrew Oliver: electric piano, percussion; Stephen Pancerev: drums; Lee Elderton: clarinet; Nathan Beck: vibraphone, Mbira (4,8); Erin Furbee: violin (2-5), Brian Quincey: viola (2-5); Justin Kagan: cello (2-5); Alex Krebs: bandoneon (2-5). Title: Sister Cities Year Released: 2014 Record Label: PJCE Records.

Portland-based quintet The Ocular Concern presents a new album of contemporary music composed by co-leaders Dan Duval and Andrew Oliver. The album’s centerpiece is a four-movement suite for the quintet plus string trio and bandoneon inspired by the globalized world of the 21st century and based on the names of Portland’s sister cities worldwide. The suite opens with "Sister Cities," a gospel-tinged tune leading to "Portland in Reverse," featuring the strings in a reflective chamber mood before the introduciton of a Senegalese-inspired beat.

The centerpiece of this album is the four part Sister Cities Suite, where the base quintet is expanded by a violin/viola/cello string trio and a bandoneon (Argentinian accordion). Now, it gets even more curious. Sister Cities is the first of the four, a delicately through-composed segment, paced like a classical piece but often sounding like fusion jazz – especially when Oliver solos – and at another point you hear the sounds of palmas (percussive handclapping) that reference flamenco. Sister Cities is due out January 15 by PJCE Records.

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1 Oxygen Lake
Composed By – Oliver*, Duval*
Sister Cities Suite
2 Sister Cities
Composed By – Duval*
3 Portland In Reverse
Composed By – Oliver*
4 Ghost Town City Council
Composed By – Duval*
5 The Island Milonga
Composed By – Oliver*
6 The Ocular Concern
Composed By – Duval*
7 Lafayette
Composed By – Oliver*
8 The Eclectic Piano
Composed By – Oliver*, Duval*
9 William S. Burroughs, LET'S GO!
Composed By – Duval*

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  • Recorded At – The Map Room


  • Artwork – Tinylittlehammers*
  • Bandoneon – Alex Krebs (tracks: 2-5)
  • Cello – Justin Kagan (tracks: 2-5)
  • Clarinet – Lee Elderton
  • Drums – Stephen Pancerev
  • Electric Guitar, Toy Piano – Dan Duval
  • Electric Piano, Percussion – Andrew Oliver
  • Mastered By – Timothy Stollenwerk
  • Mbira – Nathan Beck (tracks: 4, 8)
  • Mixed By – Bob Stark
  • Recorded By – Josh Powell
  • Vibraphone – Nathan Beck
  • Viola – Brian Quincey (tracks: 2-5)
  • Violin – Erin Furbee (tracks: 2-5)


Recorded June 14, 16, 17 and August 12, 2013 at Map Room Studio, Portland, OR

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