Sherman Oaks, CA (18 July 2012): It’s no ordinary summer for bassist Brian Bromberg, who yesterday released his second and third albums this summer via Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Records. “Bromberg Plays Hendrix” and “In The Spirit Of Jobim” pay tribute to music icons Jimi Hendrix and Antonio Carlos Jobim respectively and arrive six weeks after the release of the bass player’s critically acclaimed chart-topper “Compared To That” as well as the launch of his pioneering online radio station for bassists, Bass on the Broadband (www.bassonthebroadband.com). The immense diversity offered in the trio of new recordings impresses through content and technique while achieving successes in all shades of jazz. Continue reading
Ensemble Features Two Guitarists –
Ryan Ferreira and Greg Ruggiero – as well as
Bassist Chris Tordini and Drummer Tommy Crane
“Groove, noise, melodies, compelling improvising, and atmosphere; Matt Silberman’s music has all the elements in place for a rich listening experience.” – Mark Dresser
An Indiana Jones-like explorer dashing through an Egyptian tomb. A Midwestern hip-hop phantom. An elderly Eastern European woman speaking in tongues in a synagogue. Troops marching on the battlefield of daily life. A poet and writer creating waking dreams. Continue reading
In an audacious meeting of the minds, guitarist/producer and sonic provocateur Eraldo Bernocchi, who recently released Winter Garden with Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie, has joined forces with Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin, keyboardist Jamie Saft (John Zorn, Bad Brains, New Zion Trio, Black Shabbis) and drummer Balázs Pándi (Obake, Merzbow, Venetian Snares) in the band Metallic Taste of Blood. Spanning the space between metal, progressive dub, alternative rock, free jazz and ambient music in a smooth and all-encompassing way, this latest offering in an ever-burgeoning catalog of renegade albums in the RareNoiseRecords stable ranging from bone-crunching intensity to cinematic soundscapes, with detours into reverb-soaked excursions and fuzz-fueled onslaughts along the way.
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“There’s really no specific idea or concept at work here,” says Bernocchi, co-founder of RareNoiseRecords who has also collaborated with the likes of Bill Laswell, Mick Harris, Toshinori Kondo, Nils Petter Molvaer and Davide Tiso, and is a member of the experimental doom metal band Obake. “These are four musicians who enjoy working together and playing music where they are freely expressing themselves. I’d say it’s more of an emotional stream than a juxtaposition of styles. And it just comes by itself, helped by sound.” Continue reading
GARAGE A TROIS Featuring SKERIK, MIKE DILLON, MARCO BENEVENTO & STANTON MOORE
To Release ALWAYS BE HAPPY, BUT STAY EVIL On April 12
On April 12, Garage A Trois will release Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil via Royal Potato Family. Aptly described by photographer John Margaretten as “a transformative, punkalectic, pornographic seizure of sight and sound,” the modern day post rock/freak jazz supergroup will support the album with west and east coast tour dates in April and May. Garage A Trois, a force greater than the sum of its colossal parts, is comprised of Seattle-based saxophonics master Skerik, Brooklyn sound-sculptor/keysman Marco Benevento, Texas-born punk rock vibraphone hero Mike Dillon and New Orleans funky drummer/beat scientist Stanton Moore.
Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil follows Garage A Trois’ 2009 release, Power Patriot (the band’s debut with Benevento replacing original member Charlie Hunter). In the words of Stanton Moore, “the band set out to capture the highly flammable, rock-driven, avant pop album we all knew we were capable of making.” Recorded at Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, LA (where masterpieces by The Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder and The Wild Magnolias have been cut) with revered engineer/producer Randall Dunn (Cave Singers, Black Mountain, Sun City Girls), Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil is indeed the finest representation yet of the band’s sinewy, fourth-dimensional, polychromatic songwriting. It’s sure to fuel the fire for a growing legion of fans amassing around the most dangerous instrumental band on the scene today. Continue reading