Zeros and Ones
Label: Thrill Jockey
Eleventh Dream Day is less of a band than a collection of collaborators these days. Members Doug McCombs (Tortoise) and Janet Beveridge Bean (Freakwater) have thriving side projects -- its been eons since theyve toured -- and new releases only come every five years. But the band continues to be as sonically bombastic and current as ever. The trio added keyboardist Mark Greenberg to round out the edgy, frantic mix that compliments songwriter and guitarist Rick Rizzos urgent, slightly neurotic themes. A brilliantly understated record created with authority and a maturity that most bands never reach.