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Jim Black’s Alasnoaxis : Dogs of Great Indifference

In music without an axis, even the most emphatic statements feel slippery, and the musicians can only survive by constantly moving forward and inventing new paths. On Dogs of Great Indifference, Jim Black’s fourth album leading his AlasNoAxis band, the drummer serves up plenty memorable melodies and invigorating rhythms, but the most arresting moments come when he and his bandmates forge ahead for the next thing.

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