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Scott DuBois: Landscape Scripture

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Are we to believe that Monet’s series of Haystacks paintings inspired guitarist Scott DuBois’ new album? The titles of four of the eight songs on it-“Spring Haystacks,” “Summer Haystacks,” “Autumn Haystacks” and “Winter Haystacks”-reference those Impressionist paintings, but there is a disconnect between them and this music. The paintings are serene; the songs are not.

Landscape Scripture is the third album by DuBois’ excellent quartet with reedman Gebhard Ullmann, bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Kresten Osgood, a group that has grown more assertive with each effort. Songs ebb and flow, dreamlike. Those that appear to have the least structure are the most electrifying.

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