Monday, June 29, 2009

Loop 2.4.3 makes the most hypnotic record of the year. by banging on stuff.

“Absorbing.” (Time Out New York)

“Transportive…” (Boston Phoenix)

“Mesmerizing…” (Time Out Chicago)

“Reinvents percussion...” (Fresh Air)

The music of Brooklyn’s Thomas Kozumplik and Lorne Watson employs a gamut of percussion instruments, from marimba and steel drum to tom-toms, bongos and snares, temple bowls and wood blocks, opera gongs and electronics. The group introduces two new instruments, the eLog and Rose Echo, and utilizes cello, violin, piano, and voice, along with their standard barrage of percussion.

As active figures in a cross-world of musical genres, they have performed with Clogs, The Books, Willie McBlind (Jon Catler), Evan Ziporyn, Sufjan Stevens, Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond / The Decemberists), Belle Orchestre, Newband, their late mentor Robert Hohner, and as soloists with the Brooklyn Philharmonic at the BAM Opera House.

Loop 2.4.3 Live:

06/16 Alma, MI @ Alma College

06/18 Chicago, IL @ Brown Rice

06/21 New York, NY @ Straus Park - Make Music New York

06/25 Montpelier, VT @ Langdon Street Cafe

06/26 Biddeford, ME @ Hog Farm Studios - Annex

06/27 Salem, MA @ Gulu-Gulu Cafe

07/10 New Haven, CT @ Neighborhood Music School Recital Hall

07/11 Lowell, MA @ 119 Gallery

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