Lomo plays a lean, smart kind of jazzy instrumental rock that recalls the minutemen as much as it evokes Miles Davis. On this new EP, Lomo revisits songs from the 2002 CD Painkiller, with sometimes radically different alternate versions. The London-based band features Diego Kovadloff (bass), Simon Pearson (drums) and Mark Preston (guitar), aided on some tracks by a rotating cast of accomplished players: Guy Barker (trumpet), Dominic Glover (trumpet and flugelhorn), Jean Toussaint (tenor sax). Fury reframes Painkiller's "The Surge", "Serpent Handling" and "Present Climate" as persistent guitar jams at times colored by intense trumpet parts. These three catchy energetic tunes are given a dashing treatment, making for a strong, engaging EP. Lomo plays an immediate, unpretentious jazz/rock/funk hybrid that blows away the bloated fusion stereotype. By Nick Bensen, Free City Media, May 2008.
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