From Los Angeles comes drummer Dylan Ryan, who runs the trio Sand together with bassist Devin Hoff and guitarist Timothy Young. His second album "Circa" gives the improvised power trio rock of his 2012 debut "Sky Bleached" even more contour, depth and force. The reference point is not only the electric jazz of the seventies, but much more modern power rock à la Fugazi, Melvins or Earth. Older role models like Tony Williams' Lifetime are nevertheless not to be denied. Especially guitarist Timothy Young, who you still know from Wayne Horvitz's bands, has never been heard as powerful as here. With an endless amount of fuzz under the hood, Dylan Ryan's Sand manages to park her van between the trucks of jazz and rock.