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MP3 Lowbelly - A Phoenix Like This

A rock instrumental gem. Soundtracks to all occasions. This collection features all the best jams from the Lowbelly "rock" sextet, including Grant''s out-of-this-world guitar leads, Ben''s sultry saxophone, the ever-tighter rhythm section.

14 MP3 Songs in this album (48:14) !
Related styles: ROCK: Instrumental Rock, JAZZ: Weird Jazz

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Lowbelly began in the summer of 1995 as a side project by Jeremy Miller and Tristan Andreas. They began with a small home studio, several instruments (toy and real) and a love for cartoon and soundtack music in the tradition of Ennio Morricone, Henry Mancini, and Juan Esquivel. Early 4-track recordings were well received by friends and family. Upgrading to 8 tracks in 1996, they started adding more found objects to the mix: a roll of duct tape, a heater vent, the truck parked outside, and a tape measure. There were two different "live" performances in 1996, but these were one-shot deals featuring members of Fury III. The early recordings are presented on the first two cassettes and Beefy Leafy Cha Cha Cha. During 1997, bands passing through town were invited to contribute little pieces of songs; these were combined with performances by local artists and of course Jeremy and Tristan, eventually comprising the eclectic Lowbelly and Friends tracks. Because no computers, sample loops or sequencers were used in any of the recordings to date, a nine-piece ensemble of real musicians was assembled in 1998 to take this fun and unusual music on a summer/fall tour of the pacific northwest. This trainwreck was documented in the happily out-of-print Ensemble CD. A four-piece "rock" lineup performed live at the end of 1998. The "rock" recordings are featured on Solomon in G and The Mysteriously Untitled Fourth Album. Starting at the end of 1999 Lowbelly morphed into an all-acoustic sextet. This group undertook the most ambitious endeavor to date with the Fall 2000 Tour. the dual-strategy of performance group plus recording experiments has continued to this day. The core acoustic set was recorded for The Letter L, with outtakes and other experiments comprising The Number 12. Live performances were suspended between Halloween 2001 and Halloween 2002. During this time recordings for The Letter L were finished and the Halloween EP was recorded. A new electric direction was established for the live performances starting in Fall 2002, leading to the electric sextet that toured the Pacific Northwest in Fall 2003 and played many more live shows through 2004. In 2005, a more electronic direction was taken. This experiment concluded with a west coast tour and a recording session produced by Chris Xefos in San Francisco.

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