Keyboardist Jamie Saft, guitarist Joe Morris, bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Balazs Pandi bring merciless new meaning to the phrase heavy rock quartet." Saft and Morris first met at the New England Conservatory twenty years ago; Saft and Pani are bandmates in Metallic Taste of Blood; and Saft has worked with Dunn on several projects led by John Zorn. Other bands with whom individual Pups have collaborated include Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Mr. Bungle and The Melvins.Black Aces was entirely improvised in the studio. No element was predetermined," Saft explains. I was a dedicated student of Joe Maneri's ...read more
RareNoise is a British label specializing in those amorphous molecules of sound floating at the razor edge of experimental music. The label hosts names like Metallic Taste of Blood and Death Cube K, band names fashionable in the 1990s if not more so now. But among these Brainkillers and Method of Defiances, there also exists Animation, Tim Hagan's and Bob Belden's band responsible for the most excellent Asiento (2011) and Transparent Heart (2012). Judging by Berserk and Slobber Pup (names again), Animation is a red herring. Berserk! Berserk! RareNoiseRecords 2013read more
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