Blume (14)

Blume (14)

Blume grew organically out of the Minneapolis alternative music scene: Singer/Guitarist Joel Blum and drummer B.T. played together in the critically acclaimed punk-folk group Kung Fu Grip, whose CD Whippasnappas was declared "an extraordinary recording" by Minneapolis newsweekly Pulse. Bassist Jill Bartyzal joined up after a stint with jazzy jam band Lace Martini. Together as Blume since 1998, the trio has gigged regularly to enthusistic crowds at Twin Cities nightspots including First Avenue, The Turf Club, and 7th Street Entry. Their unique sound mixes up folk-rock, boho jazz and hip-hop beats, all tied together by Joel Blum’s melodic and thoughtful songwriting.
Low Glider Bus Rider was recorded exclusively to hard disk in Minneapolis and Chicago. Producer Kenny Dread, who toured and recorded with legendary Bad Brains vocalist H.R., also contributes electronic wiggles and tasty guitars. The album features a stellar cast of guest performers including Americana pedal steel specialist Bob Egan (Wilco/Freakwater) and indie banjo-meister Phil Spirito (Rex/Orso). Several players from the Minneapolis musical underground stop in for a musical visit: Violinist Randall Throckmorton from the Deadly Nightshade Family Singers, saw virtuoso Andy McCormick of crazy cabaret act Tulip Sweet, and turntable executioner DJ Syrum of the acclaimed Leroy Smokes Big Band.

"They’re at once rock-solid tight and jangling loose, a quality associated with many great bands." -- Pulse of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis MN 2/9/00


Blume (14) Discography Tracks


ART001 Blume (14) Low Glider Bus Rider(CD, Album, Dig) Artyzal ART001 US 2000 Sell This Version