The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Wrath

by Dialectical Imagination

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    The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Wrath is the second studio release by Dialectical Imagination, the piano/drum duo of Eli Wallace and Rob Pumpelly. This album is a companion to their first release, The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Rapture. Eli and Rob have developed a unique form of musical expression they call "ecstatic music" which radically integrates the creative spirit of free-improvisation with the structural integrity of composition. The album comes on a faux audio cassette tape which is actually a USB flash drive which can be re-used and which makes a great conversation piece for tea and sandwiches with your auntie. The drive is fully loaded with high quality WAV files and album art by Free Light Design. It is also available as a digital download.
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"Not knowing what’s up just ahead can be treacherous for some, but these two thrive on it. ... Informed by facility and guided by emotion, Dialectical Imagination continues to do things their way with 'The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Wrath.'"
-S. Victor Aaron (SomethingELSE!)

"The music is top notch and expertly executed, ...there is an inherent flow to this."
-Jeff Klukowski (DaDaEntry23)

"High-energy improvisations that mix classical precision with free-jazz-like abandon."
-Craig (Wedge Radio)


released December 25, 2017

Eli Wallace - Piano
Rob Pumpelly - Drums

Recorded Fall 2015

Engineer - Marc Allen-Piccolo
Mixed by Bill Wolter
Mastered by Myles Boisen


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