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Unnatural Ways: We Aliens (Tzadik)


Moving from Oakland to Brooklyn guitarist Ava Mendoza's improvising rock trio Unnatural Ways with Tim Dahl (bass) and Sam Ospovat (drums) release their first Tzadik album of blistering psychedelic blues based instrumentals, wonderfully deformed, cutting edge rock.
 

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UPC: 702397781424

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-7814
Squidco Product Code: 22492

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded Nfo.Studio in Erding, Germany by Simon Kummer.


Personnel:

Tim Dahl-Bass

Ava Mendoza-Guitar, Vocals

Sam Ospovat-Drums

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track listing:


1. Cosmic Border Cop

2. Tinfoil Hats

3. Most of All We Love to Spy

4. Surveillance Superstar

5. Blowback Blues

6. Extraterrestrial Suicides Are on the Rise

7. Control of the Outmost Colonies

8. Is This a Refuge

9. Terraforming
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"A lynchpin of the Oakland rock/improv scene and now based in Brooklyn, Ava Mendoza has been taking Downtown NY by storm, performing with many of the best musicians around and leading her own dynamite bands. Her cutting edge guitar playing is front and center here in nine hard-edged and steely blues-tinged rock instrumentals. With a twisted sensibility and plenty of shredding, psychedelic effects and surprises, the music features Tim Dahl (Child Abuse, Lydia Lunch Retrovirus, Pulverize the Sound) on bass and Sam Ospovat (Enablers, Beep, Naytronix) on drums. Unnatural Ways is a tight, exciting new band out of the burgeoning Brooklyn scene."-Tzadik

"Unnatural Ways is the main project of Brooklyn-based guitarist Ava Mendoza. The group was originally formed in early 2012 in her longtime home of Oakland, CA as a trio with west coast musicians Dominique Leone- keys and Nick Tamburro (Dead Science)- drums. The trio toured steadily in the U.S. and Europe before Mendoza relocated to NY in 2013. Soon after the move, she reformed the group with NY musicians, and the new lineup toured in the U.S., Canada and Europe surrounding performances at the 2014 Victoriaville Festival in Canada and the 2014 Moers Festival in Germany. The current trio of Mendoza- guitar, vox / Tim Dahl (Lydia Lunch, Child Abuse, Yusef Lateef)- bass /Max Jaffe (Normal Love, Killer Bob) has developed a highly personal sound; sharp, heavy, and psychedelic. Drawing from complex rock, avant jazz and warped blues music, the players push the boundaries of their own vocabularies and of the written music to put on powerful and unpredictable live shows. The self-titled Unnatural Ways full-length LP will be issued in Feb. 2015 by the New Atlantis label (William Hooker, Microwaves, Elliott Sharp). A full-length CD release by the new lineup on John Zorn's Tzadik label is slated for late 2015."-Ava Mendoza Website


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