Sat April 22, 2017 9:00 pm
Given the state of modern music and its fabricated pop icons, what Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 achieves is a collective music victory in a new era of progressive soundscapes. World-renowned composer/producer extraordinaire CHAZ BUNDICK, more commonly known "as" TORO Y MOI, has teamed up with the psychedelic-jazz grooves of THE MATTSON 2 for an album that unifies a trio’s creativity into a refreshing project of unhinged sonic originality. The group and the album, Chaz Bundick Meets Mattson 2, explores psychedelic, jazz, and improvisatory influences ranging from Afrofuturistic Sun Ra, to electric Miles Davis, to groove-fueled Serge Gainsbourg and The Zombies. Grounding the album are break-beats, synthesizers, acoustic strums, and guitar fuzz reminiscent of David Axelrod and Arthur Verocai. With cosmic structures, timeless influences, rich harmonies, and melodic interplays, the trio brings an intergalactic edge to both their live shows and an album worthy of repeated visits. Direct support comes from MADELINE KENNEY, an oakland-dwelling Seattle transplant who makes twang-hazy dream pop.