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Sunn Trio

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    Numbered Sky Lantern Records edition of the album with exclusive art inserts, a fold-out 11x17 poster designed by Nik Rayne, and cardstock record covers hand-printed by the band. Note that record covers come in assorted random letter configurations! Be sure to check out their upcoming second LP Fayrus on Germany's Unrock Records (Sun City Girls, et al) as well.

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about

Following last year's ultra-limited Sky Lantern tape "Live at the Double Nickels Collective" comes the debut studio album from Arizona jazz-rat collective Sunn Trio. Loosely helmed by guitarist/captain Smokey Joel Robinson, the band has spent the last few years tearing up the sun-baked pavement of their desert valley home with an off-kilter mélange of funk, free jazz, psychedelia, post-punk, and SCG/Arabic inflections.

Whereas their previous two cassette-only releases emphasized the fractured Miles Davis grooves bubbling beneath the ensemble's attack, this new collection cranks up the amplifiers and really brings Robinson's kaleidoscopic guitar shred into the forefront - and when we say shred we mean it - cause we're talking Farid El Atrache-by-way-of-Sonny Sharrock - music to claw the strings of your brainpan and melt down all your twenty-first century fears into something just-this-side-of-beautiful. If this is desert music (and it is), then it's global desert music - the sound of sandstorms blown from the Sonoran to the Maghreb and back home again. We probably don't even have to note that this most recent lineup of the band has been gigging nonstop (in some form or another) since long before cutting these tracks, because you can hear the collective alchemy in every damn note.

This record is a limited edition co-release between the band and Sky Lantern Records, with the hand-numbered/hand-stamped SLR version offered here containing exclusive inserts and paraphernalia.

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"Underneath [Robinson's] fluctuation modalities, the band vamps on Saharan motifs and funk-punk rhythms. On epic compositions like Prepared Hieroglyphics and Beneath the Sheltering Sun, the band conjures up the massive walls of dust that blow in during the Arizona monsoons"... - Aquarium Drunkard

credits

released June 23, 2017

Joel Robinson: electric guitar, baritone guitar, hulusi, percussion
Chris del Favero: bass, electric guitar, flute, percussion
Jeremy Lentz: drums, percussion
Jessie Demaree: clarinet, percussion
Max Greenwald: guitar
Zack Parker: lap steel, soprano saxophone
Isaac Parker: bass, keyboards
Elliot Fox: tenor saxophone
Torry McDannad: trumpet
Spencer Hawley: percussion
Sam Plattner: engineering, computers, funny business

Sleeve artwork by Joel Robinson and Allison George, with additional insert artwork by Emily Harrington and Nik Rayne

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Sunn Trio Phoenix, Arizona

"There's a woozy, heatstroke feel to the band's innovative blend of surf rock, free jazz, mystical drone, and world music. Consistently recording and releasing material via self-distributed cassettes, the Trio's sound mutates in concert, with fantastic flurries of distorted guitars butting up against mantric psychedelic saxophone runs and looping bass." - Jason Patrick Woodbury ... more

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