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- Rattling with the sounds of migration from the cauldron of New York City, Hazmat Modine returns rejuvenated with a new album, serving up the bones of American music on a platter of silver, brass, reeds, electric guitars, violin, and vocal harmonies, and as always, presided over by the dashing harmonica wizard Wade Schuman.
Musically, the inspiration is drawn from Memphis and rock steady, garnished with the sounds of Egyptian Afro-pop, American roots and Tuvan soul. Set to simmer, it's blended and distilled into a distinctive Hazmatian stew. The emphasis is on tight vocal harmonies that ring with gospel overtones. The arrangements are crisp and elaborate in a style that can only be referred to as Baroque Blues. The Tuvan throat singing group Alash guest on two tracks.
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Press for Cicada (JARO4292-2):
“(this) nine-piece band embraces American history from New Orleans blues to funk and jazz, and adds whatever influences fit; reggae, African and country… a surprising, sometimes dazzling record” THE OBSERVER
“Hazmat Modine are a maverick New York band who are shifting from Americana to global influences with remarkable results… A brave and unexpected record” **** THE GUARDIAN
“Polished, forceful offering from brassy, bluesy New York ensemble… tremendous fun.” **** UNCUT
- HAZMAT MODINE
- 1 CD
release date. 2015-10-02