NakedEye Ensemble: Storylines Crossing
"If you tossed an electric blues band and a contemporary music ensemble into the blender and turned it to high, you might end up with something like NakedEye... The music on the group’s exciting debut release is a stylistic melange, full of gritty energy and wonderful stylistic feints."
– San Francisco Chronicle
This debut recording of the NakedEye Ensemble helps refute the notion that contemporary classical music is isolated from the world we live in. Three works have a sociopolitical slant, and several pieces draw on the energy that rock offers.
The pieces are inspired by a wide variety of subjects, including: the Vietnam War; the infamous Attica Prison riots; the development of a “groovy” bass line; and the antics of catnip-fueled cats. Five of the six works receive their premiere recordings, and the sixth work presents a new music masterpiece in a new, unusual arrangement.
David Lee Myers: Ether Music
The “Darwin of electromagnetic lifeforms”
– Mark Dery
– The New York Times
– Steve Smith, The Log Journal
The music on this new “David Lee Myers: Ether Music” CD is distinctive and enticing. We hear an hallucinatory trip to a Martian jungle; irregularly accented bongos overlaid with frog-croaked arpeggios; a rapidly sputtering, helium inhaling synthesizer; a demented organ, gasping for life; all concluding with dorsal streaming, which presents a lovely, placid atmosphere, tinged with panpipe-like chuffing.