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Mysterium: An Electric Soundpainting Septet

Read "An Electric Soundpainting Septet" reviewed by Elliott Simon

This reviewer heard drummer Eric John Eigner's Mysterium project around five years ago, about the same time as picking up on guitarist Adam Cai's Pipe (TrueFalse, 2005). Both these trio releases were thrill-rides that aurally assaulted with an instrumental and compositional mix that leaned heavily on their respective leaders. Their playing field was bounded by a ...

For Quintet

Label: Eavesdrop Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: CD1: Top-Dog-ucky Is A Long Shot; Lit Up Red At Night; Cockatoo; Dancing The Galliard; Regarding The Thinking Of Stones; Who Threw The Blame?; Tousled Heads; Rope-A-Dope; Or Just A Patchwork Quilt; CD2: Tomorrow Is A Long Today.

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Mysterium: For Quintet

Read "For Quintet" reviewed by Ty Cumbie

Improv jazz is, by nature, a creature best observed in its natural habitat: the live performance. This is especially true of groups who've been at it a while, as the interaction between players is half the fun. With a new group like Eric Eigner's Mysterium, it seems the opposite can be true. There's scarce onstage chemistry ...

Mysterium

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1. Some People Need Bibs 2. Charlatans Draped In Blue 3. City Bumpkin Cadenza 4. Who's Got the Battering-ram? 5. Harmoniums At Midnight

Mysterium

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Released: 2004
Track listing: Some People Need Bibs; Charlatans Draped in Blue; City Bump Cadenza; Who's Got the Battering Ram?; Harmoniums at Midnight

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Daniel Carter/Morgan Craft/Eric Eigner: Mysterium

Read "Mysterium" reviewed by Elliott Simon

An active sound experience, Mysterium grabs hold and forces the listener to hang on for a wild multi-genre ride. Using jazz, drum and bass, blues, rock, funk and some down right nasty noise, extended drum set artist Eric Eigner has collaborated with multi instrumentalist Daniel Carter and stunt guitarist Morgan Craft to produce a transgenerational improvisational ...

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Daniel Carter/Morgan Craft/Eric Eigner: Mysterium

Read "Mysterium" reviewed by John Kelman

Wind multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter may be a fixture on the downtown New York scene, but he is little known outside of that circle. And that’s a shame because he’s as deserving of the moniker “improvising musician” as many of his more well-known contemporaries. While he has an ability to expand the language of his instruments through ...


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