:: No Boat
Theo Bleckmann [vocals]
Ben Monder [guitar]
Jim Black [drums]
Skuli Sverrisson [electric bass]

Songlines, SGL 1516-2


the Village Voice, NY/ Kyle Gann "... an imperturbable cool worthy of the Bill Evans Trio"

songlines "New York vocalist Bleckmann (Meredith Monk and Vocal Group, Mark Dresser's Force Green) and guitarist Ben Monder form a focused, intense duo, expanded to quartet on some tracks by Skuli Sverrisson (electric bass) and Jim Black (drums). Their program ranges from standards, wordless ballads and other original pieces to collective improvisation. Audiophile analogue recording."

OUT Magazine / Andrew Velez “His [Bleckmann's] utterances can seem like an aural Rorschach of Arabic tongue clicking, Japanese, machinery noise, and bird chirping, while still remaining unaffected and accessible. No little credit is due to his companion—Monder, whose guitar complements the proceedings and who contributed several songs. Together they take you to rich new places worth getting to.”