An abstract instrumental journey of mind-bending musicianship and rich expressiveness via avante garde film-score soundscapes, featuring flashes of stylistic innovation and ensemble work that is staggeringly packed full of drama yet still meaningful from a compositional standpoint.
One of the worlds most elusive yet breathtakingly captivating progressive rock bands, An Endless Sporadic, is set to return on 16th September 2016 with a new album, Magic Machine.
Magic Machine is a showcase for mind-bending musicianship and rich expressiveness via avante garde film-score soundscapes. An abstract journey through different styles of music and environments, the album offers a coruscating kaleidoscope of colours and joy, flashes of stylistic innovation featuring ensemble work that is staggeringly packed full of drama yet still meaningful from a compositional standpoint. This is an aurally challenging album with an experimentally wide sound palette, but as a whole is assuredly palatable, mesmerising and resides in a class paralleled by none.
Hailing from the hallowed halls of Berklee College of Music in Boston, the brains behind An Endless Sporadic, Zach Kamins, is no stranger to the synergy or intuitiveness that his particular brand of prog-rock-jazz-fusion offers. Anyone who has ever played Guitar Hero can attest to the beauty of An Endless Sporadic and their songs. The band gained most of theirpopularity with the song, “Impulse,” which was placed on Guitar Hero 3. After that they recorded, “Anything,” which was placed on Guitar Hero World Tour. From here they produced more songs to create their first EP, “Ameliorate.” And so An Endless Sporadic was born.
Comments Zach: “I feel that Magic Machine was created out of a strong desire to bring out the true intention of the name, An Endless Sporadic. I have always had a passion for music that was part of a bigger story, where ideas can take time to develop and be presented in many different ways. “
Joining master multi instrumentalist Zach Kamins on this album is a stellarline-up of virtuoso musicians (we stopped counting at 30 instruments…all recorded live and including Hand Hammered Lasagne Trays!) and special guests including Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment), Roine Stolt and Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings), Michael Iago Mellender (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) and Navene K (Animals as Leaders, Entheos) to name just a few!
The ambitiously bold Magic Machine is unleashed on September 16th and will be one of those albums talked about with fervour for years to come, do not miss out on this one.
Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Photography, Video Editing
Drums, percussion, mallets, trumpet and percussion guitar sessions engineered by Zach Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA.
Woodwinds, brass, strings, timpani, and guitar sessions engineered by Rich Mouser at The Mouse House in Altadena, CA.
Bass sessions engineered by Jonas Reingold at Reingold Records in Vienna, Austria.
Piano sessions engineered by John “J.T.” Thomas in Reseda, CA
Matt Graff Additional Engineering/Mixing
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles, CA
Chaney Crabb - Photography
Carla Judson- Photography
Costin Chioreanu - Artwork/Animation