‘Disco Erosion’ captures the visceral energy of Shatner’s Bassoon’s live performances, retaining their brazen and uncompromising identity, which is not only drawn from their mesmerizing resonance but largely from its bold and direct delivery. Each member has a wide and disparate influence and approach to making music which all filters into the bands overall sound.
As menacing as it is playful, the album is built on intricate yet often evasive song structures, angular rhythms and anxiety inducing psychedelia. The distinct featured instrumentation includes circuit bent delay pedals for keyboard, a myriad of off-kilter sax, a slice of Theremin, clarinet, cowbell and a pinch of Transylvanian organ. The result is a glitchy and deranged carnival of paranoia, which blends influences from the likes of Mr. Bungle, Frank Zappa, The Cardiacs, Tim Berne, John Zorn, Man From Uranus and Fred Frith.
‘Disco Erosion’ is Shatner’s Bassoon most accomplished and urgent recording to date.
released April 27, 2018
Oliver Dover – Alto/Baritone Saxophone & clarinet
Craig Scott – Guitar
Johnny Richards – Keyboards
Michael Bardon – Bass
Joost Hendrickx - Drums
All compositions by Johnny Richards
All music arranged & performed by Shatner’s Bassoon
Produced, recorded & mixed by Tim Thomas
Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at Soundmasters
Recorded at The Lodge Studios.
Artwork by Split / Shatner's Bassoon.
This is a great album! A prog masterpiece. Imagine if you took 70's era Robert Fripp and Geddy Lee, and had them record an instrumental project today, only playing the edgy, heavy music you like, and this would be similar. S Duck