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Nevai, Nandor: The Walls Of Song (Psykomanteum)

A through-composed album of "Popular Brass & Military Songcraft" from composer, drummer and vocalist Nandor Nevai, in 9 original songs of cinematic vocals to the duo of bass trombones and a tonal percussion configuration including pedal timpani; and the world premiere of a previously unrecorded Krzysztof Penderecki instrumental conducted by Ron Stabinsky.
 

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Nandor Nevai-Composer, Battery/Conductor, Throats

Steve Baczkowski-Bass Trombone, Soloist (Penderecki)

Ron Stabinsky-Bass Trombone, Conductor (Penderecki)


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Label: Psykomanteum
Catalog ID: PSYK-25
Squidco Product Code: 34023

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at Psykomanteum, by Nandor Nevai.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Nandor Nevai's latest full length is arcane and yet indulgent.

Popular Brass & Military songcraft intended to embolden and nourish. 10 tracks, meaning 9 songs and a (previously unrecorded) Penderecki instrumental enjoying its world premiere, the album is entirely through-composed, from the cinematic vocals to the duo of bass trombones and the (tonal) battery configuration including pedal timpani. Psychoactive Paeans and Laments that invigorate. The Greek poet Aeschylus who took part in the Battle of Salamis, commented on the power of the paean over enemies:

All the barbarians felt fear because they had been deprived of what they expected. The Greeks were singing the stately paean at that time not for flight, but because they were hastening into battle and were stout of heart."-Psykomanteum


Artist Biographies

"Nándor Névai is a New York-based vocalist and drummer a member of the trio _ (Underscore) with Rat Bastard (of To Live and Shave in L.A.) on violin, and Dan Hosker (of Harry Pussy) on cello, documented on DMT ROK (Savage Land, 2007). He also released duets with Orthrelm's Mick Barr The Rainbow Supremacy (ugEXPLODE, 2009) and Labyrintha (Savage Land, 2010). He debuted solo with The Wooden Machine Music (ugEXPLODE, 2007) and Three Tocattas (2011), works of grotesquely distorted acid metal."-https://www.scaruffi.com/vol7/nevai.html



"Practitioner of the Hardest Occult Rock. Through-Composer of 'Brutal Classical' Symphony. Songwriter, Lyricist and Vocalist of Relative Pitch. Beatwriter, 'Lead Bass Drum Soloist', Innovator of Asymmetrical Freeblasting toward a Berserkergang Martial Art & 'Konkussor' (Conducting thru Drumstick instead of Baton). Aktionist Danger Performer.

He has been a member of the groups Aborted Christ Childe, Benighted In Sodom, Bubonik Stupefaktion, Evil Moisture, GAVEL ov VINLAND, Hatewave, M.N.D.L.S.B.L.S.T.N.G., Maggot, Miss High Heel, No Mor Musik, SNAUT, The Laundry Room Squelchers, The Many Moods Of Marlon Magas, To Live And Shave In L.A., To Live And Shave In L.A. 2, Vagiant"-Discogs

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/650785-N%C3%A1ndor-N%C3%A9vai)
2/28/2024

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"Ron Stabinsky recently released his debut album, Free for One, the culmination of more than a decade of evolving his improvised solo language. In addition to continuing to pursue his ongoing interest in solo piano improvisation, he enjoys working on music in a stylistically diverse array of situations throughout the United States and Europe with many other musicians and ensembles, including free-improvising saxophonist Jack Wright, bass trombone virtuoso David Taylor, Meat Puppets bassist Cris Kirkwood, and NEA Jazz Master David Liebman. Recent festival appearances include Newport Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Moers Festival (Germany), Jazzfestival Saalfelden (Austria), Outreach Festival (Austria), and Jazz and More Festival Sibiu (Romania). He is currently a regular member of the band Mostly Other People Do the Killing, the new music ensemble Relâche, the Charles Evans Quartet, and the Peter Evans Quintet."

-Ron Stabinsky 2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Wall Above My Bed 5:44

2. To Get To You 5:28

3. The Kohv 2:37

4. Quarternion 5:30

5. Oath Is A Ghost 4:44

6. Somthin's On The Floor 4:49

7. The Song Of Walls 5:02

8. The Farther The Sun and The Whohl Ekohs 8:19

9. Vivace 1:55

10. Matt's Tayp 4:01

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