New pfMENTUM CD with Max Gualtieri, Susan Allen and more!

Saturn’s Rival, an exciting new recording from pfMENTUM! ***FREE TRACK AT***pfMENTUM.COM From Saturn’s Rival Maxwell Gualtieri — Guitar Susan Allen — Harp Richard Valitutto — Piano Ryan Parrish — Winds Anjilla Piazza — Percussion  Part I — 7:28 Part II — 21:58 Part III — 8:42 Part IV — 5:48  All music on this recording was improvised. Recorded and mixed …

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Part I

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“Part I” from Saturn’s Rival by Maxwell Gualtieri, Susan Allen, Richard Valitutto, Ryan Parrish, Anjilla Piazza. Released: 2014. Genre: Improvisation, Creative, Composition.

Saturn’s Rival (PFMCD079)

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Saturn’s Rival
Maxwell Gualtieri: Guitar
Susan Allen: Harp
Richard Valitutto: Piano
Ryan Parrish: Winds
Anjilla Piazza: Percussion

Part I 7:28
Part II 21:58
Part III 8:42
Part IV 5:48

All music on this recording was improvised.
Recorded and mixed by Peter Gonzales, May 2011
Mastered by Jeff Kaiser, October 2013
Album art by Sean Tully
Layout by Andrew Rowan

Copyright 2014
Maxwell Gualtieri (ASCAP)
Susan Allen (ASCAP)
Richard Valitutto (ASCAP)
Ryan Parrish (ASCAP)
Anjilla Piazza

pfMENTUM CD079

PFMCD079

Steuart Liebig / The Mentones: Locustland (PFMCD017)

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Steuart Liebig/The Mentones
LOCUSTLAND

The Mentones
Tony Atherton: alto saxophone
Joseph Berardi: drumset, percussion
Bill Barrett: chromatic harmonica
Steuart Liebig: contrabassguitar

broom – – 3:27
graveyard – – 4:41
mojave boxcar – – 4:46
drifter – – 7:47
honky tonk burn – – 6:48
westpoint, mississipi – – 8:19
small fry – – 0:45
burnt umber – – 2:50
nighthawk – – 5:43
howl & tumble – – 4:01
gasoline jelly – – 6:33
lightning bug – – 3:47
nowhere calling – – 5:57

©2004, steuart liebig/sisong music (ascap)
recorded at newzone studios, by wayne peet;
mixed at newzone studios, by wayne peet and steuart liebig
mar vista, california, 2000

photos/montages by steuart liebig
layout by steuart liebig and jeff kaiser
gear thanks to fodera basses, thomastik-infeld strings and raven labs

“First let’s talk about Steuart Liebig, the multi-faceted miscreant who squeezed the hybrid beast known as the Mentones out of his juicy mind. Steuart is well known in L.A. as one of the most significant improvising electric bass torturers and electronic manipulators in recent memory and, I’m grateful to say, a major contributor to most of the music I’ve done in the last decade and a half. The metaphor of a diamond with its many facets comes to mind, but that doesn’t quite get it. Imagine the diamond periodically reverting to its primal molten state and shooting out semi-controlled bursts of radioactive plasma melting everything in its reach. I could say that for Steuart the Mentones is an anomaly, but in a way every project he constructs is an anomaly. I will say this—there is nothing like the Mentones on this earth that I’ve ever heard of and even though you may recognize some of its disparate original elements, you will be whacked by how cohesively they come together in Liebig’s compositions. An adult dose of Little Walter crashing his Coupe de Ville into Ornette Coleman’s harmolodien. Howling Wolf gnawing on John Coltrane’s left ear like Mike Tyson. As for the other men in the Mentones: Bill Barrett takes the chromatic harp well beyond its limits like a rubber band stretched into a Mobius strip. Tony Atherton is soulful, relentless and driving. Joe Berardi grooves these odd time signatures like his mother nursed him on non-Euclidean geometry. It’s all that and it’s definitely enough.”

– G.E. Stinson

pfMENTUM CD017

PFMCD017