These guys create an incredible sound! It's like Snarky Puppy, except...proggier. Guitar and horn-centric fusion melodies weave and overlay phenomenal drum playing to create a pulse-pounding and thoughtful experience. Highly recommended!
Favorite track: Endorphin.
Scattering represents a number of exciting departures for Progger, including the incorporation of new personnel, production techniques, and a recording process that involved two cities 1,700 miles apart, Austin and Brooklyn. The band's regular personnel were joined by some of New York’s finest young musicians, including Nate Werth (percussion) and Justin Stanton (keyboards) of Snarky Puppy, to explore larger textures and a hugely diverse sound palette for the new music.
released April 22, 2016
All music written and arranged by Brian Donohoe/Donomation Music (SESAC). Produced by Brian Donohoe and Matt Meli. Mastered by Sam Minaie.
Personnel on “Transit,” “Exquisite,” and “Big Trouble:” Matthew Muehling (guitar), Carter Arrington (guitar), Paul Deemer (trombone), Sean Giddings (keyboards), Nicholas Clark (bass and synthesizer), Daniel Watson (drums), Brian Donohoe (saxophone and keyboards). Engineered by Matt Meli at Orb Studios in Austin, TX on December 30, 2014. Mixed by Matt Meli.
Personnel on “Scattering,” “Traveler,” “Endorphin,” and “Werewolf:” Dan Muniz (guitar), Aki Ishiguro (guitar), Justin Stanton (keyboards), Bryan Ladd (bass), Nicholas Clark (bass synthesizer), Devin Collins (drums), Nate Werth (percussion), Brian Donohoe (saxophone and keyboards). Engineered by John Davis at the Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, NY on August 20, 2015. Mixed by Matt Meli.
“Prelude” and “Interlude” were recorded and mixed by Brian Donohoe. “Postlude” was mixed with glee by Mark Lettieri by smashing lots of Progger recordings together and playing them at the same time.
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
Remembrance - wow... each part. Utterly, utterly perfect. Inspiring drums...
Strings Of Light pulls you in from the start, letting you know you're in for a great trip.
Joint 17 is another great track, smooth and funky and exploring around the edges of the groove.
Black Focus is a great opener and Yo Chavez is really nice.
Lowrider... mmm, the theme is bit retro for me, which is fitting - and brilliant playing, of course.
Favourite track: Remembrance Peter Jones
Yes indeed; New Orleans finest on top form!
Ever since Mr.Scott made such an impact with Marcus Miller's 'Tutu Revisited' project he has been on my radar. 'Christian a Tunde Adjuah' was a fine album but this is spectacular with Congo Square at its heart,I think...it has so many ideas and references that it is unclassifiable other than essential.
Miles Davis used to append the monogram 'New Directions In Music' to his Columbia albums...the same applies here.