The striking music of San Francisco's Tartufi is nearly impossible to resist or categorize. The trio generates a wall of sound that destroys conventional notions of what a rock band should be. The songs are complex pieces that roll and flow like the waves dancing across the surface of the ocean, blending gentle rippling caresses of almost ambient sound with sudden explosive tsunamis of crashing rhythm and noise. Lynne Angel's vocals slip in and out of the mix, suggesting a choir reaching for heaven and a bottle of gin at the same time, her words slurring into a swirling assemblage of syllables that become one more element in the... More >>>