- Artist: Conveniens
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/1/2008
The Clear album by Conveniens was originally released in 1987. Pressed on clear virgin vinyl using the DMM process [Direct Metal Mastering], the package also included a clear jacket with silver imprint through-out. This is a 2008 re-release of Clear on CD. Remastered audio, the package comes in a clear jewel case W/clear jacket, wrapped in a clear jewel case cover with silver imprint on a mirror disc. During the original promotional campaign, copies of Clear constantly disappeared from DJ booths, radio stations and press offices, inhibiting exposure. Clearly a most collectible release, also the third and last of Conveniens' vinyl LP trilogy. NOW/, the re-release of Clear on enhanced CD [add. Crit. On disc] reveals Conveniens. As a radio station music director once put it, 'In a word, this is 'hardcorenewagejazz'. Conveniens is still; John MAz [drums] and DAvid Sterling Smith [keyboards]. Clear brings forth the addition of session players: Tom JonusAitis [from noted Chicago punk band, Bonemen of Barumba] - accordion, bass, vocals Ted Blood BuchAnAn [from the Buchanan Brothers Trio, and appearances on Chicago's WGN Bozo's Circus] - tenor sax The late GerrAld Hill [Saucer Plane] - flute Lori PAyne [Girlfriend] - cabassa, banshee vocal Also, recording engineer lAin Burgess and graphic artist J-MAx Kennedy are apex. Regretfully, a transparent CD could not be issued along with the clear packaging. However, a previously unreleased track [XI] was added. It's all about the music constituents. ABOUT THE CONVENIENS CLEAR MUSIC: MAzmAn - Features the drums [textural] with synth builds to a crescendo. Night CAution -An unlit goth road [only as far as your headlights see] tape loop, hypnotic cymbals, acoustic grand piano string plucking, special engineering to create voices [tension]. EfiltsitrA - Grand piano solo, relief from the tension. DA DA Ack - Hardcore pop art music, adds the accordion keys, with synth and drums [a tight tune]. Rowte 66 - It is not Route 66 [the title is even copyrighted], this is what we came up with [adds the sax and bass]. DeAth By Poetry - Hip hop Conveniens style adds accordion, vocals, deserves notice. BAll PArk Song - Snap krackle pop, you're at the ballgame vendors organ hotdog. Electroflux - Extended, persistent, drums, synth, add an electric razor, percussion, grunts, voices, screams in an electrified goth mode [there are some precious moments]. CAdium Red -A relief piece to the lighter side, flute with piano. Rolling - Trad. Opening with strong 2/4 beat, drums, piano, synth, add the sax, they take it down then go into hyperdrive with a de-crescendo finish. Epilogue [bonus track not on original vinyl LP release] -A studio jam urged by lain Burgess after working on Rolling, done in one take [sax, piano, bass, drums]. Conveniens Clear (Hardcorenewagejazz) is for the connoisseur of the unique, eclectic and artistic. THANX Conveniens Clear is an E-CD, additional crit. Via computer and other enabled equipment.
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