We had played together many times before. From the mid-nineties to the mid-aughts we were 3/4 or 1/2 of ACME Rocket Quartet. Prior to that Roger was a founding member of Thin White Rope.
We enjoyed the company and decided to rekindle something five years after the end of ACME. Eventually we realized that improvising was rewarding us most for the time spent playing. We also discovered that exploring sound outside of traditional structures was extremely satisfying to play and surprisingly enjoyable to listen to later.
The original double CD is a blending of semi-structured improvisations with those that are unstructured. In the spirit of Holgar Czukay and CAN, much editing was done. No instruments were later added or overdubbed but some tracks were layered over others. Films were projected during performances. The soundtracks of which were also recorded and are often included in the mixes.
Roger Kunkel - multiple strings and knobs
Steve Edberg - drums, knobs, soundtracks
Dave Thompson - bass, tablet and knobs
recording by Steve
mixing and editing by Dave
The second release will feature guitarist/violinist John Cypher and a cameo by keyboardist Max Hart.
Roger has released a solo recording on Bandcamp. Here it is:
New video for the song Of Speed Of Sound Of Music. See it below or in the Media page. Cloud Seeder
Update May 2020:
CD/recording #2 is nearly finished. It will be available in multiple digital formats this summer.
Thank you WFMU, New Jersey/New York, KFJC Los Altos Hills/South Bay Area, KBOO Portland, WCBN Ann Arbor, KDVS Davis/Sacramento, Radio Free Brooklyn...
Roger Kunkel solo recording
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