Acoustic electronica: it only seems like an oxymoron to those who haven’t yet experienced the music of meniskus. The unique dynamic of the band starts with a violin and a nylon-stringed guitar - both enhanced by a barrage of effects - and gets driven by an arsenal of percussion.
The music is informed by the extensive classical training of Wright and Ostberg, as well as the unique sound Bardusco brings from his experience as a self-taught guitarist growing up in Venezuela. The three players weave all their diverse flavors into a cohesive, powerful and unique sound. The influences of popular bands like The Police, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, The Dave Matthews Band, Phish, as well as the rhythms of Latin grooves and European techno/house music have found new life in the music of meniskus.
The canon of meniskus music currently stands at nearly 50 original songs, with 12 of the best of those currently being recorded on the band’s second full-length album, “Foreign Beyond.” With the guidance of Producer John McVey and the facilities of Coupe Studios (The Fray, Rose Hill Drive, DeVotchKa), “Foreign Beyond” promises to build on the success of the band's 2005 debut release, “The Wall of Sound.” The January 2007 release of “Foreign Beyond” is being supported through a video for the single “Letters,” as well as US and European tours.