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Fester is the duo of Brooklyn bassist Sean Ali and Manhattan drummer David Grollman, using extended and unusual techniques to create mesmerizing and riveting improvisations, here in 19 short works.

Fester (Ali / Grollman)
Sip and Bite

Fester (Ali / Grollman): Sip and Bite (Prom Night Records)
Label: Prom Night Records    
Released in: USA    

Fester is the duo of Brooklyn bassist Sean Ali and Manhattan drummer David Grollman, using extended and unusual techniques to create mesmerizing and riveting improvisations, here in 19 short works.

"Bassist, composer, and improviser Sean Ali from Dayton, Ohio has been living in New York City since 2003. Here he participates in the city's vibrant experimental music scene both as a performer and an occasional curator of events. His current projects include: Fester with David Grollman (snare drum), Natura Morta with Frantz Loriot (viola) and Carlo Costa (drums), Hag with Brad Henkel (trumpet) and David Grollman (snare drum), PascAli with Pascal Niggenkemper (bass), Oracles with Yukari (flutes), and LathanFlinAli with Lathan Hardy (alto sax) and Flin van Hemmen (drums). He also does solo performances that involve text and sound-specific preparations for the bass. He is the founder and leader of a large ensemble for low-tone instruments called The Mudbath Orchestra. He is co-founder and member of the new music label Prom Night Records. Sean Ali performs regularly in New York City and has toured extensively throughout the East Coast and Midwest."-Sean Ali website

David Grollman scrapes, bows, slaps, hits and rubs very small drums and cymbals. He is best known for drumming in the underground bands Uncle Gut and The Penny Regime. Once found in a German restaurant playing drums in lederhosen with Ben Folds. He can most often be found in the East Village of NYC.

Prom Night Records is a Brooklyn-based label dedicated to releasing new, creative, and experimental music. Prom Night Records is completely artist-run, and is home to Buckminster, Fester, Five Dollar Ferrari, LathanFlinAli, Make A Circus, Natura Morta, Obscure Directions, Old Salt, Sunshine Soldier, Swirm, Tres Hongos, Trumpet Trumpet Synthesizer, VaVatican and Yolt.

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Improvised Music
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
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Duo Recordings

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Label: Prom Night Records
Catalog ID: promFS
Squidco Product Code: 16670

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: CD Inside Cardstock Foldover Box With Unique Prom Night Packaging
Recorded by Carlos Guillen at the University of Baltimore on July 24th, 2010.


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David Grollman-snare drum

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Track Listing:

1. Pocket Monster 2:49

2. Box of Chocolate 2:51

3. A Knock at the Door 2:27

4. Feral 3:23

5. Tofu Cream Cheese 2:37

6. Ultraman, Where Are You? 3:06

7. Porfiry Petrovich 1:18

8. Picnic Basket 3:58

9. Cranky 2:41

10. Speciman #36 2:13

11. Squid Girl 3:57

12. Battle Cry 2:02

13. Scented Gum 2:30

14. Dead Fish 3:44

15. The Three Hags 3:11

16. Charlie Horse 3:26

17. Elskove 3:04

18. Lick Off the Blacking 1:46

19. Rolling Wheels 2:42