To Obscurity And Beyond is a music studio album recording by AFROSKULL (Jazz ive Rock) released in 2009 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. To Obscurity and Beyond", released at the end of 2009 after a number of line-up changes and a brief hiatus, follows Afroskull's 2000 recording debut, "Monster for the Masses". A mostly instrumental effort, with only two out of 11 tracks featuring vocals, "it possesses enough energy and swing to make you want to dance to it, coupled with the kind of musicianship that makes you want to listen.
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To Obscurity And Beyond - NEW ALBUM. To Obscurity And Beyond features nine mind-blowing Afroskull originals. Jazz legend Ronnie Cuber joins an expanded horn section to breathe fire into Joe Scatassa’s high-wire horn arrangements while the rest of the band pours on the gasoline. com Store) or at CDBaby (see below), an external site and reseller. To Obscurity and Beyond. CD Baby, Skull Sound 2009.
AFROSKULL - Afroskull is greasy persuasion and bad gris-gris. A New York City funk/rock collective by way of New Orleans, the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å Skull is a sonic gumbo that is one part Funkadelic and one part Black Sabbath with generous helpings of Zappaesque runs and jazzoid horns. To Obscurity and Beyond, their first album in nine years, is a tempestuous marriage of rock, funk and jazz. Dripping with ecstatic elaborate arrangements, Joe ScatassaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s production and original compositions are hell bent on keeping you shaking your ass and banging your head. Joined by Ronnie Cuber (baritone sax, bass clarinet), of Mingus Big Band and Frank Zappa fame, the lush brass orchestrations compliment and combat the underlying full throttle gonzo spunk. Punctuated by two spitfire vocal tracks, the mostly instrumental offering stampedes, but never tramples. For more info and mp3s, visit: ww. froskull. Afroskull is greasy persuasion and bad gris-gris. A New York City funk/rock collective by way of New Orleans, the ‘Skull is a sonic gumbo that is one part Funkadelic and one part Black Sabbath with generous helpings of Zappaesque runs and jazzoid horns.
AFROSKULL To Obscurity And Beyond. Album · 2009 · Jazz Related Rock. Afroskull describe themselves as 'drop dead funk' and it's a pretty good description. On 'To Obscurity And Beyond' the 9-year follow up to their first album, the band present a confident set of fairly heavy rock, even metal, hard funk and jazz. They are led by guitarist Joe Scatassa and supported by bass, drums, clavinet and the 'Horns of Doom,' along with Zappa-alumni Ronnie Cuber on bass clarinet and baritone saxophone.
Profile: Progressive funk/rock band. Formed in New Orleans in 1997; relocated to New York City in 2002. Members: Bill Richards (5), Jason Isaac (2), Joe Scatassa, Matt Iselin. To Obscurity And Beyond (CD, Album).
CreditsAfroskull - Primary Artist
Dan Asher - Bass, Group Member
Ryan Ball - Engineer
Mike Bloom - Mixing
Dave Brouillette - Engineer
Ronnie Cuber - Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Baritone)
Amelia D'entrone - Photography
Andree Dupepe - Vocals (Background)
Justin Flynn - Sax (Tenor)
Rob Granniss - Engineer
Sarah Gromko - Vocals (Background)
Jared Horowitz - Engineer
J. Isaac - Composer
Jason Isaac - Drums, Engineer, Group Member, Percussion
Matthew Iselin - Clavinet, Group Member, Organ, Vocals
David Y. Kobayashi - Photography
Rafi Milkiel - Trombone
Seth Moutal - Group Member, Percussion
Jennifer Munson - Mastering
Jeff Pierce - Trumpet
Bill Richards - Vocals (Background)
Jay Rogers - Design, Photography
Joe Scatassa - Arranger, Composer, Group Member, Guitar, Producer
Michael Taylor - Guest Artist, Vocals
Mark Teofilo - Orchestral Percussion
Carol Thomas - Vocals (Background)
Rick Trolsen - Soloist, Trombone
|1||...The Launch Joe Scatassa||Afroskull||0:19|
|2||Spyplane Joe Scatassa||Afroskull||6:19|
|3||Waste Management Joe Scatassa||Afroskull||6:19|
|4||Me and My TV Joe Scatassa||Afroskull||5:54|
|5||Dance of the Wild Koba Joe Scatassa||Afroskull||7:26|
|6||The Curse Joe Scatassa||Afroskull||7:38|
|7||...Could This Be the End? Joe Scatassa||Afroskull||0:40|
|8||Redemption Joe Scatassa||Afroskull||5:56|
|9||Everything Joe Scatassa||Afroskull||5:55|
|10||Zero Hour J. Isaac / Joe Scatassa||Afroskull||6:22|
|11||Escape From Rome Joe Scatassa||Afroskull||8:05|