Members of the Primus & Les Claypool universe have linked as much as kind a brand new trio, Sound Cipher, and are streaming a brand new monitor referred to as “Grid Incursion,” which you’ll be able to try slightly below. The band options Primus drummer Tim Alexander, saxophonist Skerik (Critters Buggin, Les Claypool’s Fearless Frog Brigade), and synths/bassist Timm Mason.
Sound Cipher might be dropping their debut EP, All That Syncs Should Diverge, on April 21 through the unimaginable Woodstock, NY-based file label Royal Potato Household, residence to keyboard virtuosso Marco Benevento and fellow Frog Brigade and Punkadelick percussionist Mike Dillon. A pre-order for the album is accessible right here.
A press launch defined how “the first official Sound Cipher excursion was scheduled for January 2, 2017 at Studio Litho in Seattle,” and that “Timm Mason initially came aboard to assist with modular synth processing during this first session, generally a technical advisory role involving lab coats and clipboards and chin-scratching.” An extra session occurred in 2018 at Avast Studios, additionally in Seattle.
As for Sound Cipher‘s sound, “Listeners and innocent bystanders have reported spiritual resemblances to the experimental German scene of the 70s with traces of Can, Faust, Neu and early Kraftwerk, the dark manic rumble of Peter Gabriel‘s early work and the complex digital hardcore first birthed by Aphex Twin and Squarepusher, all of it wrapped in an unsettling atmosphere that verily reeks of familiar ingredients: a tumbling machine-tight groove, a wash of analog synths direct from your midnight movie memories, a snippet from your grandpa’s old Louis Armstrong records stretched across miles of fizzling voltage and contorted into barely recognizable and altogether quite mind-altering new shapes.”
For extra info on Sound Cipher, go to the Royal Potato Household right now.
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