RCD 2060 - Shining: Grindstone (CD)
”Grindstone” is album number four from this young, vital, hard hitting and original quartet. As on their previous album they move between complex riffing, filmic soundscapes, jazz, classical and modern composition. People dropped many names when trying to place Shining on the musical map, hearing elements from The Mars Volta and Slayer via King Crimson and Mahavishnu Orchestra to Henry Cow, This Heat, Ornette Coleman, Ligeti and Messiaen. One thing they all agreed on was the striking originality of this young group who have gone through a radical transition from starting out as a postbop jazz quartet.