Will Hermes
September 05, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Another One Lost

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Palm
genre
Reissues

We gave it a B

Of all the mutations evolving out of the jam scene, these Baltimore submariners may be the strangest. They’re best known for mainly instrumental, groove-science-dropping, deep-space-exploring live sets. But ”Another One Lost” finds them getting serious about songwriting, the perpetual Achilles’ heel of their noodling comrades. It’s good news they’re looking beyond the Dead/Phish axis for inspiration, and if they need to get over their Radiohead obsession, at least they’ve found a worthy cribbing source. Secret weapon: drummer Michael Lowry, whose ability to play warp-speed jungle breakbeats in real time is jaw-dropping. IPOD PEOPLE The disc comes ”supertagged” with a 30-minute instrumental MP3 that outfreaks the actual record.

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