Video of the Track Anomaly below:
The current line up is Fraser Campbell on tenor, Nico Soffiato on baritone guitar and variable personnel on drums .
Paradigm Refrain has just recorded a new EP and it out on Brooklyn-based label Great Shapes Records.
Paradigm Refrain is a Brooklyn-based variable-personnel improvising ensemble, active since 2007. This ensemble had a monthly residency at Goodbye Blue Monday from the summer of 2008 until the venue closed in 2015.
About the EP Leyden Jar
Its formation is: Fraser Campbell, Scottish tenor player and composer, Nico Soffiato, Italian guitarist and composer and Noel Brennan, drummer and turntablist from Maine. “Leyden Jar” was produced and recorded by Marco Buccelli, a drummer best known for his work with Xenia Rubinos (ANTI Records). This project begins with a set of improvised pieces which are later processed and transformed through a sonic metamorphosis. The trio is deeply rooted in the New York experimental and Downtown scene and brings this tradition in the studio. After selecting a few pieces from the session, producer Marco Buccelli takes some melodic fragments, subtle grooves, glitchy guitar textures and he adds drum machines, processes musical ideas with the use of MPC, feeds drum tracks into tape machines and synthesizers, reminiscent of J Dilla’s multi-step processes. The result is a murky soundscape, full of electronic beats and grooves on one side and stillness and shape-shifting ambient music in the style of Bibio on the other.
These are some of the musicians who played with us: David Tronzo, Nate Wooley, Darius Jones, Sunny Kim, Bruno Raberg, Danilo Gallo, Zeno de Rossi, Alessandro Fedrigo, Marco Buccelli, Piero Bittolo Bon, Nick Falk, Petr Cancura, Federico Casagrande, Brian Adler, Noah Kaplan, Devin Gray, Andrew Smiley, Joe Moffett, Bryan Drye, Fraser Campbell, Juan Pablo Carletti, Matt Rousseau, Takashi Sugawa, Pascal Niggenkemper, Jake Henry, Carlo Costa, Josh Deutsch, Eli Asher.
Some photos and words from Jason Crane, host of The Jazz Session, here.
Clips from various concerts from the residency at Troost:
Audio clips from previous personnel iterations of the group.
With Dave Tronzo.