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Chicago Underground Duo to Release Album in February

Cornetist Rob Mazurek and drummer Chad Taylor add some international flavor to their usual stew of free jazz, electronic burps and avant-pop on the ninth Chicago Underground release. In Praise of Shadows, the fourth album from the group as a duo, is scheduled to be released by Chicago-based Thrill Jockey records in Feb 2006.

The new album brings European, Asian and African influences into the duo’s otherworldly sound that has been labeled everything from post-rock to free jazz to electronica. Rather than a collection of different tracks, In Praise of Shadows, was designed to be one continual aural experience. It combines modern composition with free-form improvisation.

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