Inhuman

William Kopecky, electric bass; Dan Maske, keyboards; Angela Schmidt, cello; Craig Walkner, drums

Although all of the tracks on this second CD of the primal Milwaukee-based post-prog outfit Far Corner are credited to keyboardist Dan Maske, the opening “Inhuman” is a group improvisation that shows off the chops of all four members of the group, especially bassist William Kopecky. It is difficult listening, but it’s chock full of so many ideas that you’ll inevitably want to return to it again and again. Playing this disc is a surefire argument winner against anyone who thinks that music with origins in rock should not be considered part of a purview of new music that embraces contemporary classical composition and jazz.

—FJO