There are no 'stars' on this Album, just a galaxy of superb Musicians who work so well together to create a wonderful soundscape of supreme optimism. The overall feeling is of great optimism with surprising angular, yet heavily melodic playing - the use of polyrhythms and highly interesting/clever arrangements are second to none...
I loved this recording because it is just simply brilliant... so great respect here from me to everyone involved - just keep on doing it - the World needs Progger!
Favorite track: Dystopia.
I just have hooked by your amazing music! So many ideas, so complex. Every song is like a story. I have fallen in love with such a perfect modern jazz/fusion. Thank you a lot!
Favorite track: Oba-Bow.
Performing on this album are Daniel Watson (drums), Devin Collins (drums and electronic percussion), Steve Anthony Belvilus (drums on “Morning Star”), Nicholas Clark (electric bass and synth bass), Bryan Ladd (electric bass), Isamu McGregor (keyboards), Carter Arrington (guitar), Daniel Muniz (guitar), Akira Ishiguro (guitar), Matthew Muehling (guitar), Paul Deemer (trombone), and Brian Donohoe (saxophone, keyboard, drum loops, and additional guitar).
Progger’s members gleefully use EarthQuaker Devices pedals, ThreeLeafAudio pedals, Macsax saxophone mouthpieces, Nord keyboards,TRX cymbals, Rath trombones, Warburton brass mouthpieces, Fodera guitars, D’Addario/Evans accessories, Maelo drums, Mogami cables, Colossal cables, Nordstrand pickups, Mono cases, Moody Leather straps, Epifani amplifiers, and Aguilar amplifiers.
All pieces composed by Brian Donohoe (SESAC) except for “Oba-Bow” and “Choom,” composed by Matthew Muehling (SESAC).
All tracks recorded by Diko Shoturma and Nic Hard at Atlantic Sound Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
All tracks mixed by Matt Meli at Orb Studios, Austin, TX, except for “Adrenal Interlude” and “Sinister Postlude” which were mixed by Brian Donohoe.
All tracks mastered by Sam Minaie at Birdfood Studios, Queens, NY.
Produced by Brian Donohoe.
The beautiful album artwork is by Emilia Canas Mendes.
What began as a jam session in Austin has become a tri-coastal collection of unusually gifted musicians dedicated to making
uncompromising individualistic music. Nasty beats, pretty chords, haunting melodies, and spontaneous improvisation have earned Progger a global following....more