The Near Death Ensemble

T.N.D.E. ‘Silence of Animals’ visual trip

Full stream The Near Death Ensemble last release with the graphics of T.N.D.E. art czar Joe Wray (www.josephwray.com). Check it out at http://bit.ly/soa-full-youtube or trip it here below 🙂

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An acid space-rock journey that blew everybody away including the band of course, since it was all pretty much improvised as usual. THE NEAR DEATH ENSEMBLE album release: “Silence Of Animals” Guitar: Marc Curcio Bass: Santiago Arteaga Drums: Giorgio Menossi. Keyboards & trumpet: Giuliano G.I.U.S. Cobelli Recorded live by Lucas Martinez (also FOH). Mixed and mastered by Giuliano Gius Cobelli at Taak Studio (www.taakstudio.com). Edited and released by Giant Pulse (www.giant-pulse.com)

THE NEAR DEATH ENSEMBLE is a cocktail of improvised music encompassing Cinematic, Post-Rock, Kraut Rock, Electronic, Soundscape, Free Jazz, Free Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz Noir, Post-Punk and Dub. Featuring an international group of musicians from US, Europe and South America with influences such as Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Miles Davis, Trans Am, Mogwai, Tortoise, Marc Ribot, George Clinton, Mike Patton, Sun Ra, Swans, Gang of Four. THE NEAR DEATH ENSEMBLE is a POST-JAZZ FREE-ROCK CONSPIRACY of SOUND started by guitarist/composer Marc Curcio, alsofeaturing Jorge de Rocha (double bass), Santiago Arteaga (bass), Giuliano Gius Cobelli (trumpet, percs, keys, theremin), Francisco ‘Pacho’ Frieri (drums set), Owen Kilfeather (tapes and devices), Giorgio Menossi (drums), Gabriel Millan (synths), Andrea turbo Barbiero and more…

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The Near Death Ensemble

THE NEAR DEATH ENSEMBLE AT MAGIA ROJA – A DEEPLY SATISFYING TRIP

the near death ensemble live at magia roja

“If you fancy a big bowl of alternative-free jazz-electronic-funk-psychedelic rock-world soup, look no further than Barcelona’s Near Death Ensemble. I’ve had a warm and soft spot for them ever since stumbling across their recording, “Live at Mutuo Art Center” a few years back. *(Warning: other ingredients almost certainly will be included.)

T.N.D.E. are a loose and evolving collective, being – in their own words – a post-jazz free-rock conspiracy of sound. Which is as good a description as any, really. But the more pressing question here is, what did they sound like on a Saturday night at Magia Roja?

Initial impressions include muezzin-like calls blending with theremin whine-drones… snare & cymbal setting a metronome-steady pace… while bass and guitar combine in hypnotic, tran(s)ce(ndental) figures… distant trumpet floats high above it all… Imagine a Middle Eastern Doors-esque improvisation, a 21st century Grateful Dead jam and, if nothing else, you’ll have reached the limits of this listener’s descriptive powers.

Ensemble founder Curcio’s rhythm guitar – riffs, power chords, harmonics, muted thunks – is usually to the fore, full of spacey reverb, repeating and mutating, interspersed with solos of Beefheartian abstraction and angularity that just drive the experience even further out.

TNDE will put you in that blue tunnel and shine a light at the end of it to guide you along. If you get the chance, go, float, experience, dream… before slowly waking, blinking and blissful.”

Original article appeared on Ajazznoise.com

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