It'z The Way It'z Supposed To Happen
Recorded by Giorgio Menossi live at Sinestesia in Barcelona, Spain, with a shitty stereo recorder placed under the only one stage monitor (which by the way craps out beautifully in one of the songs, producing an amazing disto synthbass). Amazing live-recording job by G as always. Produced, mixed and mastered by Giuliano Cobelli at Taak Studio. Distributed by Giant Pulse Records.
Loud, overdriven and noisy.. trippy... drugged-out .. paranoid... The Near Death Ensemble performs a devilishly improvisational and magical cocktail of Electronic, Hip Hop, Noise Rock, Free-Funk, Kraut Rock and Free-Jazz sounds, every time psychedelic, every time fresh with a rotating ensemble of musicians of almost telepathic connectionsMarc Curcio · Guitar, Tapes, Noises, Dirty Talk
Giuliano Gius Cobelli · Electric Trumpet, Synths
Giorgio Menossi · Electronic Drums
Santiago Arteaga · Electric Bass
Andrea Turbo Barbiero · Vocals, Sitar, Percussions, Freak SoundsDrawings by Joe WrayAlbum Art by GiusPost-production, Mixing and Mastering by Giuliano Cobelli at Taak StudioDistributed by Giant Pulse Records
THE NEAR DEATH ENSEMBLE is a POST-JAZZ FREE-ROCK CONSPIRACY of SOUND started by guitarist/composer Marc Curcio, also featuring Jorge da Rocha (double bass), Santiago Arteaga (bass), Giuliano Gius Cobelli (trumpet, synths), Francisco 'Pacho' Frieri (drums), Owen Kilfeather (tapes and devices), Giorgio Menossi (drums), Gabriel Millan (synths), Josephine Grundy (performance), Marc Thio (drums), Andrea Turbo Barbiero (sitar and vxs) and more...THE NEAR DEATH ENSEMBLE is a cocktail of improvised music encompassing Cinematic, Post-Rock, Electronic, Soundscape, Free Jazz, Free Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz Noir, Post-Punk and Dub, featuring an international group of musicians from US, Europe and South America with influences such as Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Miles Davis, Trans Am, Mogwai, Tortoise, Marc Ribot, George Clinton, Mike Patton, Sun Ra, Swans, Gang of Four.THE NEAR DEATH ENSEMBLE performs a devilishly improvisational and magical cocktail of Jazz-Noir, Electronic, Noise rock, Free-Funk and Free-Jazz sounds, everytime psychedelic, everytime with a rotating ensemble of musicians of almost telepathic connections.