|"On Splatt, guitarist Ed Littman nimbly jumps from raucous, go-for-the-throat thrash jams (Grind It, Radio Ready) to delicate, dark-hued esoterica (Loner, Plus); sometimes touching both bases within the same piece (Avar-Hove). Throw in a pinch of 60s psychedelia (Gear Winder), some Ornette-inspired harmolodics (Yippy), one melancholy Ventures/Shadows-inspired surf ballad (Night Sky), bits of avant sound collage (Trap-Op, Godda Quarter?), a metalesque anthem of Black Sabbath proportions (Another Emotion) and one over-the-top fretboard freakout (Swank) and youve got an incredibly eclectic guitar album. Whether its
outside or inside, pure toned or grunge toned, jazzy
or rocking, the watchword for all of the material on Splatt is creativity." -- Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times
if the James Gang had a major jazz epiphany and
came out of the woodshed charged with improvisational daring. That's
what guitarist Ed Littman conjures up alongside drummer Danny Gottlieb
and bassist Mark Egan on his hard-hitting debut, "My Window".
He's got one foot solidly in the rock camp while bodly striding
with the other into far more adventurous territory.