Tractor Hips was an instrumental trio from Chapel Hill (North Carolina) that
released what was virtually a compendium of post-rock with the album
Tractor Hips (Friction Media, 1996).
Swimming between the remnants of Soft Machine's jazz-rock
(The Universe Seen Through The Eye Of The Needle),
(Echoes From The Powerplant) and
John Zorn's avant-jazz
(Trunk), the trio delivered the most literate album ever in the genre.
Brian Fraser, who had played in avant-jazz ensembles, moved to San Francisco
in 1998 and hooked up with old buddy
Chris Palmatier. Together they released the film soundtrack
Slowdown the Hoedown (Brian And Chris, 1999), credited to Brian and Chris.
This work, too, is a mesmerizing contribution to the advance of
progressive-rock, but mediated via the folly of
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282.
The duo concocts a stew of folk-rock (Undone Undine),
trip-hop (The Science of Vectors),
electronica (Transbay Tube),
world-music (Jakarta International Airport),
with occasional incursions in free-jazz and minimalism.
March to the Sea bridges the gap between King Crimson and Tortoise
and may be their ideal manifesto.
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