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Fulminate Trio gen 12


Michael Evans (drum set, percussion and electronics)
Ken Filiano (double bass and electronics)
Anders Nilsson (electric guitar and electronics)

Track Listing

1. Floater - Carla Bley
2. Road Runner / Coyote - M. Evans
3. The Red One (Pt. 1) - M. Evans
4. Sound Fear - A. Nilsson
5. Tiger Variations - M. Evans

The music was recorded on March 12, 2007 at the T.T. Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, NY. Engineered and mixed by Seth Misterka. Mastered by Kato Hideki at Shadow World, Brooklyn, NY. Photos taken by Susan Hefner. Graphic design by Andy Barbera. Front cover artists: Martha Colburn and Hector G. Romero. Front cover band title penmanship by Marco S. Cordova. Special thanks to : Jeff Arnal, Carla Bley, Mattias Carlson, Susan Hefner, Kato Hideki, Bryce Kretchman, Seth Misterka, Alison Robinson, Steve Swallow and Pete Zeldman.

Published by Alrac Music BMI (Carla Bley), Chilla Hair Tied Music ASCAP(Michael Evans) and STIM / NCB (Anders Nilsson).

With these gentlemen on the edge of their improvisational seats and allowing their future musings to connect and disconnect, the Fulminate Trio is as much influenced by slow moving Japanese folk songs, Sonny Sharrock's `Black Woman` period and ordered forms of chaos. Their audio < > poltergeists hoover, dart, collide, transmute and fly unison in and out of auditory focus.

Selected Press

"All I can say is - wow! This is a most impressive trio offering that appears to defy categorization and remain engaging throughout. Fulminate Trio feature Anders Nilsson electric guitar, Ken Filiano on double bass and Michael Evans on drums, with everyone doubling on electronics. Swedish-born guitarist, Anders Nilsson, has been a part of the downtown scene for the past decade and is one of unsung local heroes of jazz/rock guitar. His Swedish quartet, Aorta, has two of the finest jazz/rock discs out that we've heard in many a year. He has also collaborated with Ras Moshe, Tom Bruno and Raoul Björkenheim. Fulminate Trio is a new project with the great East/West bassist Ken Filiano and another unsung hero, Michael Evans on drums." Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

"This daring trio of drummer Michael Evans, guitarist Anders Nilsson and in-demand free-jazz bassist Ken Filiano operates on a delicate acute-listening dynamic for half of this experimental ECM-ish program (particularly on Carla Bley's "Floater" and Nilsson's ambient "Sound Fear"). But they are also capable of exploding with rock-fueled dissonance and bombast, as on Evans' "Road Runner". Filiano, a deep-toned anchor on upright, contributes extraordinary arco work throughout, while Evans shines in rubato situations, a la Paul Motian. And Nilsson is steeped in the renegade six-string tradition of Bill Frisell, David Torn, Terje Rypdal and Fred Frith." Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

Artist Bios

Swedish-born electric guitarist ANDERS NILSSON has worked together with many artists on the experimental NY scene, since moving here 6 years ago, such as Sabir Mateen, Daniel Carter, Ken Filiano, Raoul Björkenheim, Matt Heyner, Kermit Driscoll, Michael Evans, Evan Gallagher, Tom Bruno, Ras Moshe & Jeff Arnal.

Embracing classical, jazz, the world of spontaneous improvisation and inter-disciplinary performances with dance and the spoken word, KEN FILIANO fuses the rich traditions available to the double bass, bringing out the many voice inherent within this instrument. Ken tours widely, playing across the United States, Canada, Europe and South America.

MICHAEL EVANS is an improvising drummer / percussionist / multi-instrumentalist / composer whose work investigates and embraces the collision of sound and theatrics. As well as being a drumset player, his work with unusual sound sources includes found objects, homemade instruments, the theremin and various digital and homemade analog electronics. He has recorded and performed with a variety of artists locally and internationally.


Michael Evans: www.michaelevanssounds.com
Ken Filiano: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Filiano
Anders Nilsson: www.andersnilssonguitar.com

For more information contact: fulminatetrio@gmail.com