Superb follow up set from Deep Energy Orchestra. Up to the high standards of Playing with fire . I was originally drawn in by the involvement of Trey Gunn and have thus managed to be exposed to all the excellent musicians involved . Favorite track: Resolve (with Fareed Haque).
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
NOTE: WE CAN NOT CURRENTLY SHIP CDs TO OUTSIDE OF THE USA. We are running into too many delays, over charges and lost items. Very sorry about this. Hopefully this will change soon. June 11, 2020 - - - Your purchase allows us to keep making music, for which we are utterly, profoundly grateful. Please give according to your capacity, knowing your contributions make this music come to life. Thank you!
Purchasable with gift card
$10USD or more
Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
Comes in a gatefold Eco-Wallet, designed by A.J. Chippero.
Includes unlimited streaming of The Return
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
NOTE: WE CAN NOT CURRENTLY SHIP TO OUTSIDE OF THE USA.
We are running into too many delays, over charges and lost items.
Very sorry about this. Hopefully this will change soon.
June 11, 2020
- - -
The Return -- the highly anticipated second recording by the eclectic ensemble Deep Energy Orchestra on the 7D Media record label. Deep Energy Orchestra blends sounds and rhythms from Prog Rock, Classical, funk, Indian, and Flamenco styles and showcases the compositions of Jason Everett aka Mister E.
Featured artists on the record include, Fareed Haque (Billy Cobham, Zawinal Syndicate), V. Selvaganesh (Shakti with John McLaughlin), Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Neyvili Radhakrishna (Jonas Hellborg), Ujwal Nagar (Advaita), Suhail Yusuf Khan, and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra.
Following the acclaimed first release, “Playing With Fire,” Everett was commissioned by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra to score his music as well as pieces from Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar, and Paco de Lucia for a full-length concert called “From Spain to India” and one of the pieces from that concert series is included on The Return.
One of the pieces on The Return is an example of Everett's compositional “sonic-storytelling” called, “Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality.” This nearly 17-minute piece is in four movements and tells the story of a soul, from starting in a traditional village, to a battle with death, to a liberated soul, and then the Return to this world with musical echoes of the past and present.
- - -
“Through his performance and compositional work, Jason has built respect with major members of the Indian music community and has been hailed by influential guitarists and bassists.” – Geoffrey Larsen, Musical Director of Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra
“Everett delivers memorable melodies rendered with Eastern vocal vibrato, and engaging ensemble improvisation – all over a spectrum of ever-shifting world grooves and natural-sounding odd meters.” Bass Guitar Magazine
“Jason’s impressive bass work will dazzle, but his playing transcends the instrument to become a pure source of expression. His compositions are equally full of wonder and atmosphere for a sonic journey. A top-notch musician!”--Kevin Johnson NoTreble Bass Magazine
released February 21, 2020
- - -
JASON EVERETT aka Mister E 7-string fretless bass, 6-string acoustic bass (all)
FAREED HAQUE guistar/guitar (all)
V. SELVAGANESH kanjira, konnokol, custom drum kit (track 1)
SUHAIL YUSUF KHAN sarangi (track 1)
VISHAL NAGAR tabla (track 1)
ERIC “DOC” SMITH zendrum (tracks 1, 6, 8)
STEVE SKLAR throat singing (track 1, part iii)
TREY GUNN Warr touch guitar (tracks 5, 6, 8)
RADHIKA IYER electric violin (tracks 5, 6, 7, 8)
CHAZ HASTINGS tabla (tracks 5, 6, 8)
ANIL PRASAD tabla (track 7)
RACHEL NESVIG violin (tracks 5, 6, 8)
ALEIDA GERHELS viola (tracks 5, 6, 8)
PHIL HIRSCHI cello (tracks 5, 6, 8)
KARIN CHOO violin (track 1, part iv)
GAYE DETZER viola (track 1, part iv)
ANNIE ROBERTS cello (track 1, part iv)
GEORGE HEIDORN double bass (track 1, part iv)
WESLEY PETERSON drum kit (track 1, part iv)
KEN JACOBSEN guitar (track 1, part iv)
DON GUNN drum kit (track 5)
UJWAL NAGAR vocal (track 1, part iv,)
NEYVELI RADHAKRISHNA double-neck violin (track 1, part iv)
THE SEATTLE METROPOLITAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
featured on Mysterious World
GEOFFREY LARSON conductor
RACHEL NESVIG violin I and concertmaster
THAO HUYNH violin I
CAROLINE FAFLAK violin I
LAUREN EASTMAN violin II
ELENA VUKOSAVLJEV violin II
JANET UTTERBACK-PECK violin II
TRICIA WU viola
ALEIDA GEHRELS viola
JULIA ADAMS viola
MARY RILES cello
PHIL HIRSCHI cello
BRYAN KOLK double bass
JOSHUA ROMATOWSKI flute
EMILY OSTROM oboe
JENNY ZIEFEL clarinet
DAVID SLOAN trumpet
CLARISSE BENSON bassoon
SUZANNE FEINSTEIN french horn
SUE PERRY french horn
Moksha, The Return, and Mysterious World
mixing and mastering MICHAEL COZZI @MOSCOZZI STUDIOS
audio engineer TOM STILES
audio engineer MATTHEW MONTFORT
audio engineer DAN NICHOLS
audio engineer JEFF WOLLEN
Call Of Kali, Grapes For Khan, and Zyryab
audio engineer ADAM BURD
mixing and mastering DON GUNN
audio engineer JIM ELENTENY
cover design A.J. CHIPPERO
flame photography JERRY LOFARO
kali image KATYAU
Bassist/Composer composer Jason Everett (Mister E), teams up with prog-phenom Trey Gunn (King Crimson) and Indian percussion
master Selvaganesh (John McLaughlin, Masters of Percussion), 7-string violinist Radhiker Iyer and a Seattle-based classical string ensemble....more
WOW! This is excellent stuff! Is it Jazz, is it Prog, is it something else? Just don't care, this is groovy and f***ing complex at the same time. Foot tapping and headbanging in weird signatures. Frank Hadlich
About 1/3 thru it so far, and already i agree that this is an important performance to release to the public. “Cusp” and “Larks 2” are worth the price of admission alone.
(Frustrated to learn of this October release in December, but i guess that just means i need to pay more attention to social media...?) cuzn ed
With a stylish, fold-out image by science-fiction artist Franco Brambilla on the album cover, we are introduced to the world of Zubatto Syndicate – at once quaint, modern, post-modern, and otherworldly. Pastel-toned robots from the future have arrived in 1961, and they are ready to hang out by the lake. The retro-futurist aesthetic of the … Continue reading Album of the Week: Zubatto Syndicate → Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 12, 2011