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This West Coast USA trio sparks slight remembrances of vintage Brian Eno ambient electronica, amid many nouveau uplifts and curiously interesting disparities. Mastered by electronics master Thomas Dimuzio, the artists create dark, streaming extended note sound-sculpting motifs via keys, samplers, loops, and other implements or facilitations.
Lucid similes of space travel combined with segments that are akin to unveiling a shrouded mystery come to fruition, as the band mimics an expanding universe during several passages. They produce eerie and brooding soundscapes on "2.5," where the music seems to traverse a vast frontier that defies any rigid semblances of time and space. In addition, the trio seemingly shreds through sweeping layers of multihued textures, awash with harrowing echoes, corpulent bass notes, and oscillating noise shaping articulations.
The music plays tricks with the psyche which, of course, delineate a desired effect accomplished through the power of shrewdly arranged patterns that intersect at various points. They render daunting sojourns and at times, perform as though they are conversing with a higher entity. In certain passages, either Michael Addison Mersereau or Mark Wilson iterates a phased-out alien tongue amid modulating backdrops that perhaps mimic the solar winds. Hence, it's an artful and fascinating trek into the land of electronica that probes the boundaries of phantasmagorical imagery and sane reasoning.
Personnel: Daniel Blomquist: laptop, samplers, keyboards, effects, mixing, and processing; Michael Addison Mersereau: guitar, keyboards, vocals, harmonica, effects, mixing, and processing; Mark Wilson: pedals, contact mics, vocals, keyboards, laptop, samplers, other effects, mixing, and processing.
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