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The Spanish Donkey: Joe Morris, Jamie Saft, Mike Pride: XYX

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Sometimes, it is just easier to let the mind go and be “one” with music rather trying to analyze it. Such is the case with The Spanish Donkey’s XYX. There is so much sound on this recording that finding a resting place is occasional, if simply rare.

Jamie Saft wallows in the electronics that render the sonic configuration complexly integrated. He works with the MiniMoog, Roland Jupiter 6 and SH-09, Korg Lambda and CX3, Yamaha CS-01 and finally the bass guitar. Joe Morris is clearly heard on his electric guitar. And Mike Pride, of course, distinguishes his contributions on drums, percussion and, once, on the nose whistle.

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