GRID is the debut recording from the new trio of Matt Nelson '06 (Battle Trance, Elder Ones) on saxophone, Tim Dahl on bass, and Nick Podgurski (New Firmament; Feast of the Epiphany) on drums.
Despite the trio formation and the individual players’ backgrounds with jazz, the GRID sound takes the plunge toward the darker, heavier, and more psychedelic realms of improvised music.
While undoubtedly harnessing the clamorous spirit of free jazz, the trio ventures beyond its acoustic borders, cleverly implementing electronic processing as well as dirge-like tempos that draw upon the slow-burning qualities of Doom and Sludge for inspiration.
Band/album info https://grid.bandcamp.com/album/grid-2
What others are saying:
- NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/03/14/519970454/combining-jazz-and-extreme-noise-new-yorks-grid-is-just-nasty
- Pitchfork: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/23005-grid
- Vice: https://noisey.vice.com/en_au/article/8qb4k3/listen-to-grid-rip-the-sleeves-off-fundamental-free-jazz
- Observer: http://observer.com/2017/04/15-best-nyc-metal-bands/
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