The five members rotate between ukulele, synthesizer, zither, saxophone, mbira, & electric guitar. During live performances, The Names That Spell make their eclectic set up sound like a psychedelic orchestra, using live loops & signal processing. Percussionists Lucas Elenitsky & Matt Plaskota duel each other with perverse rhythms on their Siamese twin drum set. Multi-instrumentalists Josh Johnson, Chase, & Evan Staley, create harmonic conversations that are rooted in jazz as they strive towards more intricate popular song structures, conjuring manic moods & beautiful melodies. The compositions created by these musicians
are whimsical melodic explorations complimented by uncanny meter & gender
They are independently recorded, produced, engineered, and distributed, but their performances
are manifestations of collective effervescence that transcend independence…
Edited by awaywedrift on 13 Sep 2008, 19:53
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Interview with The Names That Spell
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