Brian Ales Creature of Habit
- Released: February 1, 1997
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Intuition
Down Beat - 4/97, p.584 Stars (out of 5) - "...Brian Ales' captivating second CD belongs in both world music and jazz bins. Even though his percussive, ambient soundscapes are full of...ethnic instruments...each piece has an integrity of its own instead of being a hodgepodge of contrived music....Bonus points for Ales' short guitar meditations throughout."
Dirty Linen - 12/97-1/98, p.80"...The album has the warmth and immediacy of a live jazz session and the atmospheric richness of a film score. Far too assertive and mind-pricking for background music,...HABIT would be a good choice for the insomniac artist who doesn't really want to sleep anyway."
- 1.Your Small Kindness (A Lullaby)
- 2.Older Road Than This, An (Recalling the Third Man)
- 3.Happy Town
- 4.Cinema Saga #1 (Erotic Expolits of Epic Proportion)
- 5.Waltz Fatale
- 6.Cinema Sage #2 (Our Hero Can Trust No One)
- 7.Aho Dze ("And They Said People Get Lost")
Personnel: Brian Ales (guitar, guitar synthesizer, tabla); Mark Feldman (violin); Adam Kolker (flute, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Matt Darriau (gaita, kaval, clarinet, alto saxophone); Masakazu Yoshizawa (shakuhachi); Dave Ballou, Peck Allmond (trumpet, flugelhorn); Rocky Ciccarone (trombone); Marcus Rojas (tuba); Tim Ray (piano); David Locke (drums, axatse); Ben Wittman (drums, percussion); Hearn Gadbois (dumbek).
Audio Mixer: Brian Ales.
Recording information: At Home; Current Sounds, NY; Knitting Factory, NY; The Knitting Factory, NY; Tufts University, MA; Well Spring Sound, MA; WellSpring Sound, MA.
Translator: Godwin Agbeli.