Sunday
Jan152012

Pat Mastelotto - Recidivate cd (2 discs)

 PAT MASTELOTTO, KING CRIMSON / MR. MISTER / XTC DRUMMER

RECIDIVATE

Pat Mastelotto, the internationally-renowned drummer whose pioneering work with King Crimson, Mr. Mister and XTC has cemented him as one of experimental music and pop/prog-rock's most talented percussionists, releases Recidivate, a collection of outtakes, rarities and highlights from the past 20 years of his career on Mar. 20 via Trey Gunn's 7d Media.

"I've been making records for about 35 years," explains Mastelotto, "but never put one out under my own name.  I've never had that desire.  I like to collaborate, to exchange energy with musical pals, to start with nothing and leave hours later with something.   Over the years, I've been blessed to get to play on some wonderful music, with some special friends and felt it was time to let others hear these special moments."

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Thursday
Nov032011

Invisible Rays

 INVISIBLE RAYS (release date Nov. 15, 2011)

Morgan Ågren, Henry Kaiser, Trey Gunn

A fortuitous meeting off the beaten track in Scandinavia has given rise to “Invisible Rays”, a spontaneous collaboration between two of the most innovative guitarists and one of the most explosive drummers on the planet. Trey Gunn (King Crimson), guitarist/improvisor Henry Kaiser (too many famous collaborators to list) and drummer Morgan Ågren (Zappa, Bill Laswell) first met at a music education conference in March, 2011 and within days were in the studio together.

At once anchored and propelled by Ågren’s ferociously complex drumming,

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Sunday
Feb202011

new Digital Store

The 7d Media digital store is now in full force.

We have digital versions of all CDs (320k mp3s, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis) and streaming of everything so you can hear before you buy.

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Wednesday
Feb092011

More great press

Another stunning review for Trey Gunn's "I'll Tell What I Saw":

Pop Matters  "If you only know of Gunn by way of his contributions to Thrak and The Power to Believe, you’re in for a treat."

Fantastic radio interview with Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto of TU.

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Friday
Dec312010

new reviews: Inna Zhelannaya / Trey Gunn

Inna's "Cocoon" given very high marks at World Music Central

"One of the most pleasant surprises in 2010 was Cocoon, the first U.S. release by Russian world music icon.

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Trey Gunn retrospective released

This retrospective, two-disc set includes over 2 hours of music drawn from Gunn’s catalog. Known for his work with King Crimson and as a pioneer of the touch guitar, Gunn has produced 8 solo recordings. For this dynamic mix of material, Gunn, a much sought after collaborator, has pulled in tracks from numerous artists he has worked with over the years. Music from Russia, Mexico, Italy and Finland is melded with his solo works in this fascinating collection.

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Monday
Nov152010

Inna Zhelannaya's Cocoon released

"Cocoon", the first release of Inna Zhelannaya’s in the USA, is based on Russian folk songs. Inna is known combining electronica, trance and progressive rock with traditional songs from the different regions of her native Russia. Executed with the utmost care for these ancient melodies, meditative "Cocoon" has been acknowledged a boundary smashing work for Zhelannaya. The cd is co-produced with Trey Gunn and features his playing on several tracks.

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Thursday
Jun102010

Stick Men release Soup

  Stick Men (Tony Levin, Michael Bernier and Pat Mastelotto) new cd "Soup" is available in stores in the USA.

 Woodstock, NY (June 2010)

King Crimson alumni Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto join with Chapman Stick player Michael Bernier in this unique album featuring multiple Sticks. Levin, noted for the unique Stick opening riff of  “Elephant Talk” on the seminal King Crimson album ‘Discipline’, is a premier player of the instrument. Here the band showcases 56 minutes of hard-edged progressive rock, including an ominous rock rendition of Stravinsky’s “Firebird Ballet”. The title track “Soup”, mixed by Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson,

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Monday
Jun072010

Modulator receiving fantastic reviews

Trey Gunn / Marco Minnemann: Modulator   Review at PopMatters

Trey Gunn has a name reminiscent of an Old West outlaw. He is also one of current progressive rock’s go-to soundmakers, mainly wielding his Warr guitar (a Chapman Stick-like instrument built to explore notes from bass to guitar range with a tapping technique), touring and performing with the likes of Tool, Brian Eno, and, most famously, prog giants King Crimson, of which he was a member for nine years and four studio albums.

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Wednesday
May192010

KTU in Russian Rolling Stone

Tuesday
May182010

TU succesful show

TU performed in the Seattle area to a packed house at the Kirkland Performance Center on April 3rd. They were joined by Nirvana cellist Lori Goldston.

 See the soundcheck videos:

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Monday
May172010

Quodia's Orpheus in final stages

Quodia is in the final stages of  the audio work "Orpheus and Eurydice". Text by poet Gregory Orr.

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