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Inhabitants: A Vacant Lot (Drip Audio)

The 3rd full length from Canada's Inhabitants expands the sonic experiments of this quartet's intuitive group improvisations, mixing rich feedback with alluring lyricism.
 

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Personnel:



Skye Brooks-drums

JP Carter-trumpet

Pete Schmitt-bass

Dave Sikula-guitar


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UPC: 875531005790

Label: Drip Audio
Catalog ID: DA00579
Squidco Product Code: 12814

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Canada
Packaging: Digipack

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"Inhabitants continue to push forward into new sonic territory with A Vacant Lot, their third full-length on Drip Audio. Spacious and expressive, the new album explores the dynamic relationship between chaos and form through experimental sound, intuitive group interplay and instrumental composition. There is new diversity in the music; rich textured landscapes augmented by electronics and feedback are contrasted with moments of intimate acoustic minimalism. A reflective mood pervades the new landscape Inhabitants occupy on A Vacant Lot, their improvisations and compositions permeated with an uncommon, yet alluring lyricism.

Formed in 2004, Vancouver's Inhabitants have ascended to become one of Canada's most prominent creative music ensembles. In 2009, Inhabitants were nominated for a Juno Award for 'Instrumental Album of the Year', a National Jazz Award for 'Electric Group of the Year' and a Western Canadian Music Award for 'Instrumental Recording of the Year'! Their singular approach defies genre, melding jazz, rock, noise and free improvisation with new perspective. Trumpeter JP Carter, guitarist Dave Sikula, bassist Pete Schmitt and drummer Skye Brooks find a rare cohesiveness in Inhabitants, cultivated from years of musical collaboration in groups like Fond of Tigers, Copilots, Carsick, DarkBlueWorld, The NOW Orchestra and Tony Wilson's 6tet."-Drip Audio



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Artist Biographies

Skye Brooks is a Canadian drummer performing on the Vancouver scene. He is known for the groups Aeroplane Trio, Copilots, Fond Of Tigers, Inhabitants, The Tony Wilson Sextet, Tommy Babin's Benzene, Tyson Naylor Trio, Almost Transparent Blue.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/1553293-Skye-Brooks)
6/19/2024

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"JP Carter is a multiple Juno award-winning musician from Vancouver, Canada. Carter's singular approach to the trumpet and versatility as an improvisor and composer make him a vital contributor to the Vancouver music community. JP incorporates a variety of techniques into his trumpet playing, utilizing and experimenting with acoustic (traditional, extended) and electronic (effected, amplified) methods to create a wide spectrum of sound. Currently a member of several Vancouver-based groups, including Destroyer, Dan Mangan, Fond of Tigers, the Tony Wilson 6tet, Handmade Blade (with Peggy Lee & Aram Bajakian), Gordon Grdina's Haram, Michael Blake's Variety Hour, and the various New Orchestra Workshop ensembles. JP's main projects as a composer/performer continue to be Inhabitants, Aeroplane Trio, and Carsick. These three long-standing original projects have all released albums on Vancouver's Drip Audio label [dripaudio.com]. Most recently, JP has been working on a solo amplified trumpet project. He will be releasing a self-produced document of this solo work in 2017 entitled "Toy & Tool".

Awards & Achievements: Juno Award Winner (2012, Dan Mangan, Alternative Album of the Year); Juno Award Winner (2011, Fond of Tigers, Instrumental Album of the Year); Juno Award Nominee (2016, Destroyer, Alternative Album of the Year); Juno Award Nominee (2012, Destroyer, Alternative Album of the Year); Juno Award Nominee (2009, Inhabitants, Instrumental Album of the Year); Polaris Prize Short List (2011, Destroyer, "Kaputt"); Galaxie Rising Star Award (2005, Inhabitants, Vancouver Int'l Jazz Festival)

Education:

JP studied Jazz Performance with Kevin Dean and Andre White at McGill University in Montreal from 1993-96, and Jazz Trumpet with Alan Matheson at Vancouver Community College in 1992/93. As a teenager, JP studied privately for a brief time in 1990/91 with Vancouver-based trumpeter Bill Clark, while studying under David Proznick in the award-winning jazz program at Semiahmoo Secondary in Surrey, BC."

- Website (https://jpcarter.ca/bio/)
6/19/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Far Away In Old Words 4:44

2. Threes 6:15

3. Over It Begins 9:25

4. What About The Water? 5:29

5. Journey Of The Loach 9:45

6. Whistling Pass 4:15

7. Let Youth Be Served 4:15

8. Pacific Central 9:34

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Improvised Music
Jazz
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Vancouver and Western Canada
Quartet Recordings
Canadian Composition & Improvisation

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