Five track digital EP from The Security Project. With new singer Happy Rhodes.
Four Peter Gabriel tunes and one from Kate Bush
Live at The Sellersville Theater
Follow up to the acclaimed Live 1 CD.
”The Security Project Live is a beautifully reverential and creative reinterpretation of these Peter Gabriel classics!” – Kevin Killen, engineer of Gabriel’s “So” record
from reviews of Live 1:
“The Security Project expertly reimagines Peter Gabriel’s groundbreaking early output, creating an immersive experience both in performance and on its debut release Live 1. The group goes far beyond conventional tribute band territory, infusing the songs with new arrangements and elements while staying true to the spirit of the material. Original Gabriel drummer Jerry Marotta, former King Crimson touch guitarist Trey Gunn, ex-Shriekback guitarist Michael Cozzi, and keyboardist David Jameson recreate the sonic vibe of Gabriel’s halcyon days, while bravely taking it forward. Vocalist Brian Cummins nails the classic Gabriel sound, right down to detailed inflections and cadences. Gabriel enthusiasts across the board will be taken by the band’s high-octane approach full of drive, determination and energy.” – Anil Prasad, Innerviews
"What Security Project does is accomplish what's been too long in coming: positioning Peter Gabriel's music as repertoire. It's clear that while the band treats Gabriel's music with no shortage of reverence, it's also about a more open-ended approach to the music." – John Kelman, All About Jazz
"Strong marks go to this unique project that will appeal to Peter Gabriel fans and progressive rock aficionados. This is a live album, but the level of musicianship among the band members makes that easy to forget until hearing the audience applause following the tracks. Writing as a Gabriel fan myself, the telling fact is that I’ll probably play Live 1 more often than I play Gabriel’s own recent reinventions." – Jeff Elbel, IE Magazine
Long-time fans of Stick Men and King Crimson will revel in ecstasy, as the three sonic adventurers gleefully waltz to the outer fringes, while remaining sure-footed through every scene. The chemistry of Levin and Mastelotto has never been more evident, keeping a solid, propulsive undercurrent flowing beneath the soaring presence of the ingenious 'mad scientist' antics of Reuter. ... and a profound presence Markus Reuter does prove himself to be. One could be quickly forgiven for mistaking his avid, searching, convicted playing for that of Master Fripp, if administered under blindfold!
Members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Gabriel's original band bring these genre-less masterpieces into the 21st Century. Seattleites Trey Gunn and Michael Cozzi join esteemed drummer Jerry Marotta and NY keyboardist David Jameson to harness the core of these songs. Added to the pedigree of these players is the voice of Brian Cummins. His interpretations add haunting authenticity to the immaculate arrangements.
This live CD (part 2 out in October 2016) is a first – no one has dared take on Gabriel's material at this level before.
TU (Trey Gunn & Pat Mastelotto) are coming to South America and Mexico this June, 2016.
Updates coming soon.
7d Media and Bad Elephant Music are proud to announce "The News"-- the second album from Italian art-rock trio N.y.X. This release is now available for pre-order HERE.
Through a combination of traditional power-trio instrumentation and an experimental yet incisive electronic edge, this powerful concept piece draws us into a mind in crisis, straddling the fine line between lucidity and delirium. Distortion and chaos abound, yet The News never loses its strong conceptual backbone, a skillful blend of grounded, seemingly stable reality and a growing spiral of solipsism that threatens to engulf our protagonist.
N.y.X.’s wholly unique, iconoclastic sound is further enhanced here by the matchless contributions of two of King Crimson’s finest: Adrian Belew and Trey Gunn both lend their guitar and sound-scaping talents to the album, and additional guest appearances by jazz pianist Ivan Bridon Napoles and cellist Marco Allocco further enhance the mix, combining their own fine musicianship with the band’s artistic vision to conjure a concept piece overflowing with creativity.
The new Trey Gunn CD "The Waters, They Are Rising" features heavily on John Shaefer's lastest WNYC broadcast entitled Expansive Guitar-Scapes. Also woven into the flood theme of the program is music by Robert Fripp, Peter Gabriel and David Torn.
This new, boutique release from famed King Crimson alumnus and touch guitar visionary Trey Gunn is a combination of live performances based on Peter Gabriel's piece “Here Comes The Flood” and music for a recent film score. The film (“Every Beautiful Thing”) sees Gunn producing a rare cover tune – a haunting version of Bob Dylan's “Not Dark Yet.” Aside from the sensuous voice of Dylan Nichole Bandy in the opening and closing tracks, the entire recording is made with Gunn's unique touch guitar. The variety of material blends throughout with the water theme of the disc – the first in a series of four recordings each based on different themes. “Flow” for this one. “Gravity” for the next.
Thirteen compositions from Trey's catalog, plus a bonus transcriptions of his parts from the King Crimson piece "The ConstruKction of Light." Beautifully spiral bound in a 12"x9" text.
Transcriptions by Gabriel Riccio
7d is pleased to annouce this upcoming release by Markus Reuter on June 17, 2014.
Digital files NOW here
including 2 hours of bonus material and full orchestral scores
Markus Reuter, composer and touch guitarist with Tony Levin‘s Stick Men group, releases his first symphonic composition, Todmorden 513. This piece – a re-orchestration of an electronic work – was recorded by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra after extensive rehearsals and orchestration sessions at their base in Denver, Colorado. This live performances of this work have been described as “infinitelylayered” and “kaleidoscopic.” Now a recorded version is finally available in, both, stereo and surround sound formats.
ToPaRaMa -- release date June 17, 2014
ToPaRaMa is a true meeting of the minds. It’s a one-of-a-kind release that captures the explosive energy of drummers Pat Mastelotto and Tobias Ralph. But ToPaRaMa isn’t a typical chops-driven "drummersʼ album." It’s a disc of artfully-composed pieces, full of melodic elements and infectious grooves. Recorded by Mastelotto and mastered by Unsung Productions, the album combines influences as diverse as Weather Report’s funk-fueled jazz-rock, King Crimson’s polyrhythmic- prog stylings, Peter Gabrielʼs Passion and shape-shifting post-rock.
Two new releases out April 15.
Stick Men's "Power Play".
Their first official live recording.
Pay For Brain's "None of the Above" Arabilly/Indofunk/Sufisurf mashup.
Check out the feature on Matte Henderson in the April issue of Guitar Player. Matte talks gear, writing, recording, Charles Manson, Bartok, David Torn, Robert Fripp and Muttcore.
Debut disc from monster guitarist, Matte Henderson. Matte has worked with John Medeski, Screaming Headless Torsos, Henry Kaiser, Natalie Merchant and the late Mick Karn. One part electronica plus one part progressive post-rock, Matte mixes and stirs together an incredible team of players for “The Veneer of Logic”: uber-drummer Marco Minnemann, Tony Levin, David Torn, Pat Mastelotto, Trey Gunn, Mary Pastorius and Doctor Know of Bad Brains.
This is a double-disc set with a DVD of films created for every track.
Stick Men (Tony Levin of King Crimson, Peter Gabriel; Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson, XTC, Mr. Mister; Markus Reuter of Tuner, Centrozoon) push the envelope even further with this Special Edition version of their latest recording: DEEP. This two-disc set includes the full album along with 5.1 surround sound mixes by Machine (producer for King Crimson, Clutch, Lamb of God) and hi-res 96 kHz stereo mixes. Also on the DVD is the 65-minute documentary and concert film “A Little Deeper.” Finally, rounding things out are two alternative versions of “Crack in the Sky” in, both, Italian and Spanish.
Additionally we are putting out Stickmen releases "Absalom" and "Open", while have previously only been available at their live shows.
Woodstock, NY (February 2013)
Stick Men is a rock trio like no other. The group is created from musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson. Mastelotto is in demand all over the world as the premier drummer for progressive rock. Levin plays an unusual instrument -- the 12 string Chapman Stick -- in Crimson, with Peter Gabriel and others. Markus Reuter is a composer/guitarist who designs and plays his own unique touch style guitar. With all these unusual instruments, this does not sound like three guys!
Their newest and best work yet, DEEP features heavy rock pieces “Concussion”, “Horatio”, the 11 min. tone poem “Whale Watch” and the musically amusing “Nude Descending Staircase.” Mixed by Machine -- producer for King Crimson, Clutch, Lamb of God.
Neo-Progressive Rock from Sweden.
Jonathan Greiff – drums, bass, backing vocals
Carl Blomqvist – lead vocals, guitars
Tora Greiff Bergström – cello
The Swedish Stockholm-based duo Under the Psycamore is in every way the definition of a true progressive rock band. 70’s rock, math metal, classical music and gorgeous, rich vocal harmonies characterize the melting pot of their debut album “I” on 7d Media.
Brainchild of drummer and internationally renowned graphic novel artist, Denis Rodier, together with Martin Vanier on guitar, bass and soundscapes, SPECIMEN13 and its first musical offering, ECHOSYSTEM, is the fruit of several years of labor with collaboration on an international scale.
DENIS RODIER - drums, percussion, vocals, visuals
MARTIN VANIER - guitar, bass, Soundscapes