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ARTIST
TITLE
Gigantomachia
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ESPDISK 4053CD ESPDISK 4053CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/4/2009

Recorded 8/8/8 in Portland, OR, The Naked Future, is a quartet of four drunken wizards conjuring up a heady brew. Their diverse backgrounds -- from the classical, rock and experimental realms -- forge a release modernist in its construction with more than a pinch of old time alchemy. ESP is proud to welcome them to its circle with their first CD release, Gigantomachia. After several solo albums and shared projects with Rick Rivera, Edoardo Ricci, Rent Romus and dancer, Germaul Barnes, classical pianist Thollem McDonas lays the unrelenting line on which futures can be built. Multi-instrumentalist and poly-glot John Niekrasz performs with Bay Area's Sinister Dexter (on keyboards), Stanford's Dead Tongues (on guitar) and Fleet Street Singers (on voice), when he's not arranging choral pieces. Here he adds his talents on drums. Greg Skloff's 'powertool' school of bass-fiddling is well refined, having graduated from such diverse groups as cloaca clock, Captain's Daughter, Thunder! Thunder! Thunder! and Counterfeit Monsters. From his first solo works on Pine Cone Alley, his continuous work with the Old Time Relijun and solo work on K Records, Arrington de Dionyso has followed a trajectory to land him here, squarely in the Naked Future, handling the duties of conductor and bass clarinet.