The leaders of the oddly named duo, Kansas City-based percussionist D. Hitchcock and New York guitarist Sal Cataldi, first outlined their recombinant genre research on the 1998 cult smash "Escape Velocity" (Bad Egg 001), a jazz-inflected/noise & dub fueled flight for the chill out room featuring star turns by the likes of Eno/Brand X bassman Percy Jones. This uncategorizable indie garnered raves from all edges of the cognoscenti universe, from Alternative Press to CMJ to Downbeat...
“Truly excellent… where Miles meets Midi” - The Village Voice
"An interesting potpourri of styles and spacious ambience” - Jazz Times
"Techie gorks, with a free-funk direction reminiscent of Last Exit or Sonny Sharrock’s soundtrack to ‘Space Ghost’ - Aquarian Weekly
"Marvelous head candy, an all-out trip fest” - Fantastic Voyage System
"Part jazz, dub, funk, industrial and experimental, way more exciting than 99% of the music being released these days” - Fact Sheet 5
2012 sees both the first-time digital release of the Hari Karaoke Trio of Doom's edge-pushing 1998 debut and their long overdue follow-up, the darkly sonic "Gealago."