Peter Kerlin Octet ‎– Salamander

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Innova Recordings ‎– innova 879
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1 Bulbs
Bass – Peter Kerlin, Taylor Bergren-ChrismanComposed By – Peter KerlinDrums – Charles Burst, Mike PrideOrgan – Emily ManzoVibraphone – Cesare Papetti, Sam SowyrdaViola – Amy Cimini, Karen Waltuch
6:05
2 Snake Eats Electric Blanket
Bass – Brent Cordero, Peter Kerlin, Taylor Bergren-ChrismanComposed By – Peter KerlinDrums – Mike PrideOrgan – Emily ManzoVibraphone – Cesare Papetti, Sam SowyrdaViola – Amy Cimini
9:31
3 Cenozoan Warp
Bass – Peter Kerlin, Taylor Bergren-ChrismanComposed By – Peter KerlinDrums – Mike PrideElectric Piano – Emily ManzoPercussion – Charles BurstVibraphone – Cesare Papetti, Sam SowyrdaViola – Amy Cimini
7:16
4 Wanna Let The Bell Tower Ring
Acoustic Bass – Taylor Bergren-ChrismanBass Guitar – Peter KerlinComposed By – Peter KerlinDrums – Mike PrideVibraphone – Sam SowyrdaViola – Jessica Pavone
2:59
5 Ballad Of The Bewildered Herd
Acoustic Bass – Taylor Bergren-ChrismanBass Guitar – Peter KerlinComposed By – Peter KerlinDrums – Mike PrideVibraphone – Sam SowyrdaViola – Jessica Pavone
13:37

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Salamander, the debut album by Brooklyn bassist- composer, Peter Kerlin takes the listener through five bass-driven compositions scored for two vibraphones, two basses, organ, drums, percussion, and viola. The range of each piece’s compositional core reaches
from the through-composed “Bulbs” and “Snake Eats Electric Blanket” to the open cosmic jazz expression of “Ballad of the Bewildered Herd.” Along the way, post- rock staples like Stereolab and Tortoise and Krautrock luminaries Can, Faust and Neu! serve as jumping off points, as well as Terry Riley, Sonny Sharrock, and Eric Dolphy. It’s a soaring, melodic flow of ecstatic energy that sweeps the listener along a sustained ride.
Salamander -- whose title refers to the animal in medieval lore that can survive fire, highlighting the poetic, mythological, naive contradiction of human- kind’s relationship with nature -- is Kerlin’s first foray into a more ambitious compositional work, employing detailed notation as well as guided improvisational passages.
The ensemble features the contributions of lauded Brooklyn area players such as Mike Pride (Bacteria to Boys, Period, Dynamite Club), Taylor Bergren-Chris- man (Golem, The Dollars) Jessica Pavone (composer and frequent collaborator with Mary Halvorson), Amy Cimini (Anthony Braxton, Till by Turning, Starring), Sam Sowyrda (Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Dan Dea- con), Cesare Papetti (Firebird Ensemble), Emily Manzo (Christy & Emily, Till by Turning) and Karen Waltuch (John Cale, Cynthia Hopkins).
As a bass player, Kerlin has worked with a range of artists such as Ted Leo, Chris Forsyth, Nate Wooley, Ryan Sawyer, Hans Joachim Urmlir of Faust, Christy & Emily, Source of Yellow, and many others.
nnova 879
US Physical street release date: 11/19/2013 File Under: Classical/New Music/Indie
UPC: 726708687922
Distributed by Naxos USA
Artwork: https://www.innova.mu/albums/ peter-kerlin-octet/salamander
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Bulbs
Snake Eats Electric Blanket Cenozoan Warp
Wanna Let the Bell-Tower Ring Ballad of the Bewildered Herd
Peter Kerlin Octet:
Peter Kerlin
Taylor Bergren-Chrisman Brent Cordero
Sam Sowyrda
Cesare Papetti
Amy Cimini
Jessica Pavone
Karen Waltuch
Emily Manzo
Mike Pride
Charles Burst

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  • Barcode: 726708687922

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