Mayhem Circus Electric is a raucous improv band that makes excitement out of thin air and develops written themes with a singular purpose. And just a hint of electric Miles Davis. Lubricity captures the spirit of Mayhem Circus Electric in mid-flight with sonic celebrations of solid rhythmic invention underneath spiraling themes and counter-themes. Metallic percussive fury complements exploratory bass clarinet. Oh Yeah!
MCE takes chances in an aggressive musical exploration, but always gives you something to hold onto. Sometimes a theme, sometimes just a strand of tonality, always interesting rhythms. Just when it seems like things might get all abstract on you, the band takes you and your hips to a higher level of avant groove.
Mayhem Circus Electric exploded out of the ever-expanding New Haven Improvisers Collective.
NHIC is a far-reaching collective of creative musicians forming into a particular group to play particular music in a particular moment. NHIC is interaction, conflict, and harmony.
released August 16, 2010
MAYHEM CIRCUS ELECTRIC
• Pete Brunelli – Bass
• Jeff Cedrone – Guitar
• Bob Gorry - Guitar
• Paul McGuire – Saxophones, Djembe
• Nate Trier – Keyboards, Djembe
• John Venter – Bass Clarinet
• Steve Zieminski – Drums / Percussion
Produced by Bob Gorry
Recorded by Greg DiCrosta at Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT November 7th 2009
Mastered by Nick Lloyd at Firehouse 12, Spring 2010