This project is the exciting, unusual and at times unexpected result of five musicians from different backgrounds getting together and making music. This unlikely group that features a scientist on piano and an array of musicians from different places around the world is able to communicate on a level that is not only beyond planning and speech but also rational thought. The resulting music goes from moments that are exquisitely soft to deep juicy grooves. When studied attentively, it’s as if you are entering into the musicians’ collective subconscious. The chemistry of this group is so particular and unique, it is as if the music is being driven by a telepathic understanding, hence the title of their debut album Telepathic Alliances (577 Records, 2017) and this second work, Telepatia Liquida, recorded live at the Forward Festival 2017.
Daniel Carter, Matthew Putman, and Federico Ughi have been collaborating closely for the last ten years. Their first album, The Gowanus Recordings, was released in 2009.
The other members of the group are Texas-born clarinet player Patrick Holmes (a brilliant up-and-coming member of the New York downtown scene) and veteran bassist Hilliard Greene, a mainstay of the avant-garde for the last 20 years. He has played with Cecil Taylor, Don Pullen, and Charles Gayle among many others.
Daniel Carter’s poetry is featured on the inner sleeve of these exclusive limited edition vinyl LPs.
1. Deluxe Light
01 Deluxe Light 13:23
01 Shine-a-town 7:44
02 Throne 13:23
Introduction by James Keepnews
Recorded live at the Forward Festival 2017
Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, New York
December 8th, 2017
Mixed and mastered by Jeremy Loucas at Sear Sound, New York City
Original recording produced by 577 Records
Front cover photo: Marine fauna, Roman mosaic, National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy
Sleeve photo: Fresco painting, Tomb of the Diver, Paestum, Italy
Graphic design by Sergio Vezzali
All music by Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, Hilliard Greene (Mountainmoradomusic, BMI) and Federico Ughi (Five Seven Seven Records Music, ASCAP)
577 Records is an independent record label based in Brooklyn, New York operating since 2001