A post-modern song-cycle, Loop 2.4.3's third album begins as a nihilistic snapshot of the American psyche, flashes back to childhood, and journeys through moments of isolation, anger and turmoil, love, tenderness, and nostalgia. From the dark, surreal world of Edgar Allan Poe, to the rebellious freedom of Easy Rider; from the ancient, desolate plains of Minnesota to the post-industrial streets of Brooklyn, the music draws on a wide range of written and improvised styles. Featuring guest artists Shara Worden, Scott Bearden, Aviva Jaye, Jon Catler, Todd Reynolds... See loop243.com/music/recordings
Original artwork by Jon Waldo. Unique designs for each media.
"Visceral and satisfying...an astonishing variety of brand-new yet iconic sounds that create a riveting aura, a genuine time warp - all in astonishingly intimate and dynamic, demonstration-quality sound."
"...intricate, energetic performances."
The New York Times
“A fascinating percussion ensemble...richly-detailed, hypnotic new [music]”
Time Out New York
“...mesmerizing... the group mingles taut compositions with a stunning improvisational sense”
Time Out Chicago
“A percussion ensemble that exists to demonstrate that these instruments can show color, shape, and nuance as easy as they can pop and explode...Even their primal pounding is marked by depth and subtlety.”
“[Loop2.4.3] take their audiences on a journey that shows the true power of percussion.”
“Compelling music that is not readily categorized, is never pretentiously inaccessible, and sustains a sympathetic and approachable mannerism... Persuasively demonstrates that rhythm instruments can direct melodic lines, execute choruses, and engage listeners’ imagination.”
“Loop inhabits areas of tentative, quieted exploration and propulsive rhythmic excess”
All About Jazz