Influenced by the unique stylings of musicians as diverse as Ornette Coleman, the Grateful Dead, Brian Eno, and Jefferson Airplane, SpiceHouse is a foray into world beats, acid and traditional jazz forms, and jammed-out trip hop grooves, filtered through the aural prism of Barbarian Lovers and Smoke Ring Days, the band’s previous rock and folk-rock incarnations. Citing the works of groundbreaking artists from the avant-garde jazz scene of the 1950s to modern day electronica pioneers, SpiceHouse has quickly become a favorite of downloaders. Stand-out performances by R&B/funk musician John Scarpulla (John Hiatt, B.B. King, Robert Cray, Hall and Oates) on alto and soprano sax accent SpiceHouse‘s studio work. The band’s sound blurs the boundaries between radio-friendly rock and extended improvisational explorations. From upbeat polyrhythmic syncopations to meandering, mystical soundscapes, SpiceHouse mixes music from many eras and styles, from ancient ecclesiastical modes to twelve tone atonal music to modern ambient music and various world and electronic grooves, the latter a focal point of their newest side project, Sinfonia Electronique.

Edited by drumsugar on 10 Jun 2009, 01:40

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