AQUATICAKES is my second EP written for chamber rock/funk ensemble. While the first one, Logistic Minutia, melds rock band instruments with an orchestral brass section to perform serious and intense minimalist chamber pieces, AQUATICAKES whimsically expands the palette by including woodwinds, strings, brass, synths, and spoken word into a funky slapstick hipsterrific romp down Bedford Ave. The EP is based on the amazing adventures of the one and only "Intergalactic Hipster Orchestra". We hope you enjoy it. Thanks for listening!
On a balmy late August afternoon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a talented band of hipster musicians were walking home along Bedford Ave. It was just after a particularly transcendent rehearsal and as they reflect on its deeper metaphysical significance, they suddenly and simultaneously had an unnerving feeling that all is not right on Bedford Avenue any more.
Eventually, they came to realize they had stepped through a portal into a parallel universe. Here, things were essentially the same, but with small peculiar differences. For example, in this dimension, Ronald Reagan was perpetually president and the national pastime of baseball had been replaced by something called Buckyball. Also, the people's food of choice by a wide margin seemed to be curious little seafood patties aptly named "Aquaticakes".
After some ups, downs, and outright freak-outs along the way, our lovable band of hipster musicians dove deep into their music, achieved a spiritual awakening, and slowly began to find their way back home -- to the big Blue Wild...
released April 16, 2013
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All music written, produced, and mixed by Dave Nelson
Additional mixing by Tyler McDiarmid
Mastered by Drew Cappotto
Artwork by Dave McMacken
Hideaki Aomori -- clarinet & flute (1), tenor sax (4)
J. Mae Barizo -- poetry (5)
David Byrd-Marrow -- horn (1)
Logan Coale -- bass (1)
Sycil Mathai -- trumpet (2)
Antonia Light Nelson -- violin (2)
Dave Nelson -- trombone, trumpet, guitars, bass, keys, vocals
Marlon Patton -- drums
Damian Primis -- bassoon (1)
Kyle Resnick -- trumpet (4)
Kyle Sanna -- guitars (4)
Dave Nelson is a trombonist/composer/multi-instrumentalist living in New York. Working in both pop (David Byrne, The
National, Sufjan Stevens) and contemporary classical (Talea, ICE, John Adams) genres, Dave draws from his varied experience to create his own musical concoctions....more