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Fresh Buzz: Ghost Funk Orchestra Releases Single, "Skin I'm In"

The output of NYC-based Ghost Funk Orchestra is becoming increasingly more sophisticated, and the group is also playing more frequently this year, which is always a good sign. Their most recent LP release, A Song For Paul (a band member's grandfather) is a complex matter propelled by a 10-piece band comprising horns, woodwinds, strings, keys, a tambourine, on top of the expected drums/bass/guitar. Their latest single "Skin I'm In" is an excersize of restrained psychedelia at times reminiscent of unforgettable British band Broadcast.

Featuring effected vocals that span layers of groovy orchestral textures, the single seemlessly blends elements from ganres as disparate as funk, noise rock and Eastern music. This is one of the coolest track we stumbled upon this year; you can check out Ghost Funk Orchestra at Elsewhere on July 30th at 8 PM. - Susan Moon

   

Chinchano "El Regreso"

Lima, Peru native and Percussionist Juan Pastor has spent the last 13 years living in and deeply experiencing our local music scene. His latest album, El Regreso (due out July 28th), draws from both cultures to fully encompass Pastor’s life to this point. The first single, "Callejón", draws on his youth in Lima and features Miguel Zenon on Alto Sax.

Through out the album Pastor is joined by Stu Mindeman (piano and organ), Patrick Mulcahy (bass), Rich Moore (alto saxophone), and Tito Carrillo (trumpet).

You can catch Chinchano on July 15th at Andy’s Jazz Club.

   

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Time: 
08:00
Band name: 
Grex
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
www.facebook.com/grexsounds
Venue name: 
Battery Books
Band email: 
   

Bob Genghis Khan "In Technicolor"

Free Jazz duo Bob Genghis Khan have released their latest tape, “In Technicolor”, via the new local label Career Planet. This improvisational work of Joseph Lepek (drums, synth, noises, samples) and Corey Lyons (guitars, synths, noises, drums). “In Technicolor” is an 18 minute Free Psych Jazz trip that features samples from early LSD tests from the 1950s, and the b-side of the tape is an instrumental remix of the same track.

You can help Bob Genghis Khan celebrate the release of their album at Reed’s Local on July 11th with Eli Carterer (Smoking Popes), PKNG, and Magical Mind.