When we (guitarist Bill Bartosik and percussionist Greg Burrows) began meeting for rehearsal sessions in 2010, little did we know that we would soon embark upon a musical voyage that would carry us to destinations beyond where either of us had ventured before. Captains of Industry soon emerged from those sessions.
The Captains combine guitar, percussion, and electronic effects to create unique performances that are improvised completely in the moment. The performances recorded here encompass a diverse array of settings and moods: the hypnotic flow of Adrift on the Bosphorus, the sparsely nimble interaction of Brasiliera, the full-blown pandemonium of Through the Whirlpool.
An invitation to participate in the WNYC Battle of the Boroughs followed shortly after this recording session, initiating the next leg of our journey. As we peer past the horizon to ever-new destinations, we look forward to dropping anchor in new, as-yet unknown ports; meanwhile, the Captains of Industry sail on.