The lineup was Jason Ajemian with bass guitar and minimal vocals, Peter Hanson with Saxophone, and Nick Jenkins with drum kit. It was one continuous stream of songs with a foreword mentioning the lose funk elements they would introduce. As far as my influences are concerned with jazz or funk, I still felt an immediate impression from their sound. Wasn't the most together performance but the laid back in and out funk injected jazz made it hard for me to sit still. was a varied set, with numerous songs that felt more realized and bombastic free feelings of improv or light textures. Some very impressive moments where things seemed to change fluently but in an instant. There was an encore performance of Jason solo on upright, which was at first very aggressive, with drumstick prepared strings and hitting both the strings the body and the music stand with another stick. Lots of interesting sound wrenched out of a bass, what came across was how comfortable he seemed with the instrument. He closed with a few borrowed songs, I felt like they were songs for his virginia friends and family.
Jason Ajemian struck me as an Appalachian Arthur Russell
Peter Hanson was a punk ass Ornette Coleman
and Nick Jenkins had a light touch and was very consistent and engaging
he also makes electronic music of his own in addition to drumming called
i just read up some on this high life thing
and right now they are...
Riding the Light Into the Birds Eye
title of a recent album that they are on the run with
the basis for this music was written in an autoCAD program making 3D rooms and whole buildings and tunnels of written music. I did notice some perplexing sheet music they had at the show. Reminds me of the terry riley "scratch" sheet music stufffffff
AND FUCK YEAH THEY WERE 4 REAL DRINKING MILLER HIGHLIFE DURING THEIR SET
you can also buy their records instead of beer coozies over here at SUNDMAGI