SingleCell: Divisible (album review by Christa V.)

SingleCell is a group formed in the Twin Cities just as the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US. The members then made their pandemic hobby creating music in their garage and delving into experimental improvisations together. This album is 6 tracks of improv made between February and October of 2020. Elements of jazz are present, someone in the group has clearly studied jazz piano, but the other instruments are harder to discern. There’s percussive sounds, something like a bow and violin, and whirly tube drones. Most songs feature a repetitive piano riff while the rest of the group modulates and flows around it. They’re all rather chaotic, and none are less than almost six minutes long! This whole album truly is an adventure start to finish.  Favorite tracks: 1, 3, 4

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