|Studio album by David S. Ware|
|Recorded||December 2, 1994
Sound on Sound Studio, New York
|Producer||David S. Ware|
|David S. Ware chronology|
In fall 1992, Steven Joerg took over as Homestead Records’ manager. While he continued the label’s indie-rock trajectory, Joerg adopted a radically different vision integrating free jazz on the same label where Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and Big Black recorded seminal records. Pianist Matthew Shipp, who had a duo record with bassist William Parker on a Texas punk-rock label which had a deal with Homestead's parent company, talked him into signing the David S. Ware Quartet. According to Ware, Cryptology was "a meditation on Coltrane's example of using music as a vehicle for transcendence."
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|||
In his review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek says about the album "It is raw, unwavering, and intense almost beyond measure." The Penguin Guide to Jazz states that "the long-form, linked improvisations on Cryptology is an impresive first draft."
- All compositions by David S. Ware
- "Solar Passage" - 6:42
- "Direction: Pleiades" - 9:04
- "Dinosauria" - 10:03
- "Cryptology / Theme Stream" - 14:19
- "Panoramic" - 10:45
- "The Liberator" - 10:44
- The oral history of AUM Fidelity at The Village Voice
- In Praise of David S. Ware at The Village Voice
- David S. Ware interview at Perfect Sound Forever
- Jurek, Thom. David S. Ware – Cryptology: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2002). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (6th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 1516. ISBN 0-14-051521-6.
- Rolling Stone review by David Fricke
- 1995 Rewind at The Wire