String Theory - Thickness of the Present
Bruce Lee Gallanter,
Downtown Music Gallery
STRING THEORY With PEK / GLYNIS LOMON / REV. GRANT BEALE / LUKASZ PAWLIKOVSKY / ALBEY OnBASS / SILVAIN CASTELLANO / ADRIENNE SCHOENFELD - Thickness of the Present (Evil Clown 9196; USA) Featuring PEK on the usual assorted reeds, sheng, melodica & gong, Glynis Lomon & Lukasz Pawlikovsky on cellos, Rev. Grant Beale on guitar, Albey on electric bass and Silvain Castellano & Adrienne Schoenfeld on double basses. String Theory are one of several Leap of Faith offshoot projects and have a handful of previous releases. Their personnel changes slightly from gig to gig. Outside of the usual suspects: PEK & Glynis Lomon, the others can be found on previous String Theory or other Leap of Faith (& offshoots) discs. Since there are mainly stringed things involved here, outside of PEK’s assorted reeds bells & gong, this sounds less disorienting than some of the other Leap of Faith efforts. The sound of wheezing strings, expanding and contracting, groaning & droning reeds & double reeds, throbbing and spinning basses, hypnotic yet disorienting underwater currents flowing around us, reaching for the safety net. It you are patient, you will find yourself sailing on raft, balancing on the waters far at sea so sit down, listen close and enjoy the ride- Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
String Theory Thickness of the Present
The Leap of Faith string-heavy grouping in a concert at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, 2018 with PEK on bamboo saxophones, reeds, tarota, contrabassoon, sheng, melodica, aquasonic & bells; Glynis Lomon on cello & aquasonic; Grant Beale on guitar; Lukasz Pavlikovsky on cello & aquasonic; Albey onBass on electric bass; Silvain Castellano and Adrienne Schoenfeld on double bass.
On Metal Chaos Ensemble: "... using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation." - Squidco website staff
On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG