Another Side Another Time
The exciting electric fusion debut recording by the Scott Lindenmuth Group. Formed in 1980 The Scott Lindenmuth Group is one of the most innovative, challenging, and versatile contemporary instrumental bands to emerge from the U.S. Their debut album, 'Another Side, Another Time' received a 4 1/2 star Down Beat review and prompted jazz critic Robert Henschen to write, "...the band is hot...impressionistic...compelling concepts...takes the listener to vivid destinations...definitely on the buy list." The album was also added to Jazziz magazine's Critics Picks list as well as receiving widespread air play on radio stations throughout the country. Widely regarded as the premiere guitar instructor in the Seattle area, while teaching members of grunge bands (Nirvana, Soundgarden) as well as many rock bands (Rail, Metal Church) and jazz and classical guitarists Scott Lindenmuth was writing and performing original music. Combining the odd meters inspired by John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra with the progressive rock of Yes and King Crimson this electric fusion debut album 'Another Side, Another Time' was launched. Speaking of odd meters check out 'Singapore' with it's repeating cycle (four bars each) of 9/8, 10/8, 6/8, 13/8, with one bar of 6/8 to bring it back to the top. Or 'Afterthought's' repeated opening chord cycle of three bars 5/8 two bars 7/8. 'Another Side, Another Time' is basically a no 4/4 zone. 'Guitarist Scott Lindenmuth leads a fine young group out of the Pacific Northwest that plays with a kind of quiet fire. First of all the band is hot - little known, perhaps, but instrumentally accomplished and unified in their direction. The compositions such as 'Average Families' or 'Afterthought' have a touch of mantra, a hint of rock, and compelling concepts. Lindenmuth's tunes can be impressionistic at times, and they inevitably take the listener to vivid destinations. 'Another Side, Another Time' is definitely on the buy list.' -Down Beat 4 1/2 stars If all your guitar heroes of the '70s have aged gracefully into obscurity, then it's time you heard Seattle guitarist Scott Lindenmuth. Leaning towards the rock side of the jazz-rock fusion coin, 'Another Side, Another Time' follows in the tradition of Jeff Beck's 'Blow By Blow' and Hendrix' 'Band Of Gypsys'. Lindenmuth's technique on acoustic and electric guitars is quite incredible. His style is distinguished by a sure flow of ideas, a terse, urgent rhythmic see-saw between him and the band members and a tone quality that's not easy to analogize. Compositionally, the group avoids the pitfalls that mire many fusion groups in the quicksand of complacency. The tunes allow room for everyone to contribute, are not slick or atmospheric, and end up being just the right vehicle for Lindenmuth's explorations. You should hear this record. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by Scott Lindenmuth's group. -Earshot Jazz Lindenmuth's talents as a guitarist are undeniable, and this album is his showcase all the way. All the trademarks of good fusion band are present: mindboggling fleetfingers, sputnik synth sounds, tricky time signatures and generally flawless performances all-around. I like best the lumbering midsection of 'Traditions,' where Lindenmuth really cuts loose and the whole group plays with maximum punch. -Scott McCaughey/The Rocket.