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Iron Sky opens with a pair of pearls of rolling metallic thunder, a sound that is resonant, funereal, foreboding, the deep reverberations of a giant steel bass drum created especially for this sonic project.
Jerry Granelli is the percussionist; Jeff Reilly plays the bass clarinet. The sound sculptures herein were created and recorded in John Little's blacksmith shop. Gongs, cymbals, an all metal string banjo: all of the instruments createdwe'll guess by John Little the blacksmith himselfspecifically for Love Slave Records latest, Iron Sky.
This is well off the mainstream. Not songs, but sound sculptures, forged and molded. Explorations of sound, in a metallic mode. Jerry Granelli's tintinnabulations, rattles and plunks; interspersed with Jeff Reilly's squeals and squawks, and the low and mellifluous tones of the bass clarinet.
A recording off the mainstream. For the open-eared folks, those with an interest in sound, pure and simple
Iron Sky is a facinating listen, a series of aural experiences that cleanse the auditory cortex, and ready it for further musical experiences.
Track Listing: Movements One through Ten.
Personnel: Jerry Granelli: electro accoustic percussion, sound sculptures; Jeff Reilly; clarinet, bass clarinet, sound sculptures
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com