Garage A Trois Calm Down Cologne LP
Garage A Trois Calm Down Cologne LP
Genre: Jazz
Size: 12"
Additional Artists: Christa Wells
Format: 33RPM,

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Garage A Trois Calm Down Cologne LP

Garage A Trois

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RPFLP2108
UPC:
020286234579

Guitarist Charlie Hunter, Saxophonist Skerik & Drummer Stanton Moore On Vinyl LP!
A High-Stepping Mind/Body Elixir!
Captures The Trio In Full Improvisational Flight Composing Live In The Moment!

Garage A Trois return in the form from which they were born 22 years earlier with a new studio album, Calm Down Cologne. Comprised of guitarist Charlie Hunter, saxophonist Skerik and drummer Stanton Moore, OG GAT released its debut album Mysteryfunk to wide acclaim in 1999. The band evolved over the pursuant years in various configurations before eventually going on hiatus following its 2015 album, Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil.

In 2019, however, the original trio reunited for a handful of shows. This would also result in an afternoon spent recording at Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard's Studio Litho in Seattle, right across the street from where the band was playing a sold out, three night run at Nectar Lounge. Ace engineer Randall Dunn was invited to document the proceedings and in one magical session the resulting album was captured. Dunn would take the tracks back to AVAST! Recording Co. for mixing. With all but a few edits on the beginnings and ends of performances, Calm Down Cologne presents the music as it was played in the studio that day.

A high-stepping mind/body elixir, Calm Down Cologne finds Garage A Trois in full improvisational flight, composing live, in the moment, on the studio floor. Hunter on the Hybrid Big6 and Moore on the drums and cymbals are locked in a mountainous groove throughout. Simultaneously, Skerik conjures the melodic lines with one hand on the saxophone and the other on a clutch of analog keys: Modal 001 synth, Rhodes 54 and Mellotron, among them. The jaunty title track is the only pre-composed piece on the collection, while Seattle singer Christa Wells adds the LP's sole overdub - a Stereolab-esque inspired vocal matching the sax/keys line on aptly-titled "The Epic".

Set opener "No Zone" finds OG GAT channeling Stuff with Eddie Harris sitting in. The outcome is electrifying. The album's centerpiece, the massive "In-A-Pro-Pro", stretches ten-plus minutes as it checks a number of vital boxes for which Garage A Trois are celebrated: stone cold funk, outer-space breakbeats, '70s 'On The Corner' guitar grease. Ever the masters of shapeshifting, OG GAT seamlessly reconfigure course on "Numinous", a dubbed-out descent that winds down the record.

As for the rather curious album title, the story goes that legendary underground Seattle artist Rick Klu gave Skerik the idea when he was describing a bouncer having to use some 'calm down cologne' on an unruly patron. More metaphorically speaking, a whiff of Garage A Trois' new magic potion elicits a "free your mind and your ass will follow" response - truly a much needed balm in these anxiety-ridden times.

Calm Down Cologne is a propulsive, textural, ear-grabbing experience.
-Matt Collar, AllMusic.com, 4.5/5 stars (The AllMusic 2021 Year In Review - Favorite Jazz [and Beyond] Albums)

Features

  • Vinyl LP
  • Recorded at Stone Gossard's Studio Litho in Seattle
  • All sounds recorded live in studio, no overdubs (except vocal)
  • Engineered by Randall Dunn
  • First new album with original 3-piece line-up since debut album 22 years ago

Musicians

Charlie Hunter Hybrid Big6
Skerik saxophones, Modal 001 synth, Rhodes 54, Mellotron, EFX
Stanton Moore drums, cymbals
Christa Wells vocals ("The Epic")

Selections

Side 1:

  1. No Zone
  2. The Epic
  3. Calm Down Cologne

Side 2:

  1. Inapropro
  2. Numinous
Description

Guitarist Charlie Hunter, Saxophonist Skerik & Drummer Stanton Moore On Vinyl LP!
A High-Stepping Mind/Body Elixir!
Captures The Trio In Full Improvisational Flight Composing Live In The Moment!

Garage A Trois return in the form from which they were born 22 years earlier with a new studio album, Calm Down Cologne. Comprised of guitarist Charlie Hunter, saxophonist Skerik and drummer Stanton Moore, OG GAT released its debut album Mysteryfunk to wide acclaim in 1999. The band evolved over the pursuant years in various configurations before eventually going on hiatus following its 2015 album, Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil.

In 2019, however, the original trio reunited for a handful of shows. This would also result in an afternoon spent recording at Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard's Studio Litho in Seattle, right across the street from where the band was playing a sold out, three night run at Nectar Lounge. Ace engineer Randall Dunn was invited to document the proceedings and in one magical session the resulting album was captured. Dunn would take the tracks back to AVAST! Recording Co. for mixing. With all but a few edits on the beginnings and ends of performances, Calm Down Cologne presents the music as it was played in the studio that day.

A high-stepping mind/body elixir, Calm Down Cologne finds Garage A Trois in full improvisational flight, composing live, in the moment, on the studio floor. Hunter on the Hybrid Big6 and Moore on the drums and cymbals are locked in a mountainous groove throughout. Simultaneously, Skerik conjures the melodic lines with one hand on the saxophone and the other on a clutch of analog keys: Modal 001 synth, Rhodes 54 and Mellotron, among them. The jaunty title track is the only pre-composed piece on the collection, while Seattle singer Christa Wells adds the LP's sole overdub - a Stereolab-esque inspired vocal matching the sax/keys line on aptly-titled "The Epic".

Set opener "No Zone" finds OG GAT channeling Stuff with Eddie Harris sitting in. The outcome is electrifying. The album's centerpiece, the massive "In-A-Pro-Pro", stretches ten-plus minutes as it checks a number of vital boxes for which Garage A Trois are celebrated: stone cold funk, outer-space breakbeats, '70s 'On The Corner' guitar grease. Ever the masters of shapeshifting, OG GAT seamlessly reconfigure course on "Numinous", a dubbed-out descent that winds down the record.

As for the rather curious album title, the story goes that legendary underground Seattle artist Rick Klu gave Skerik the idea when he was describing a bouncer having to use some 'calm down cologne' on an unruly patron. More metaphorically speaking, a whiff of Garage A Trois' new magic potion elicits a "free your mind and your ass will follow" response - truly a much needed balm in these anxiety-ridden times.

Calm Down Cologne is a propulsive, textural, ear-grabbing experience.
-Matt Collar, AllMusic.com, 4.5/5 stars (The AllMusic 2021 Year In Review - Favorite Jazz [and Beyond] Albums)

Features

  • Vinyl LP
  • Recorded at Stone Gossard's Studio Litho in Seattle
  • All sounds recorded live in studio, no overdubs (except vocal)
  • Engineered by Randall Dunn
  • First new album with original 3-piece line-up since debut album 22 years ago

Musicians

Charlie Hunter Hybrid Big6
Skerik saxophones, Modal 001 synth, Rhodes 54, Mellotron, EFX
Stanton Moore drums, cymbals
Christa Wells vocals ("The Epic")

Selections

Side 1:

  1. No Zone
  2. The Epic
  3. Calm Down Cologne

Side 2:

  1. Inapropro
  2. Numinous
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
2.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Garage A Trois
Title
Calm Down Cologne
Composer
Additional Artists
Christa Wells
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
03-10-2021
Release Date
08-30-2021
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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