Parker Projection

. January 1, 2018.

I like the sentiment of this song title, as a way of starting the new year. Consider an even more nuanced level of consciousness when you attempt to “Open Your Face,” as well as open your mind, when you stream the new song from Parker Projection.

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This is quite a ride, for just a three-minute song. The drums are pure waterfall cascades, the bass is a slick, speedy slalom, and the dueling guitars melodically intertwine in a sonic aerial ballet like trading trapeze-ists. It’s pure concentrated jam… I don’t mean the sticky fruit preserves, I mean an aerodynamic fashioning of post-rock headiness, jam-band fluidity, unhinged jazz intensity, and just fine tonal craftsmanship.

The rhythm section make a couple smooth and swift seques into different time signatures, while the guitarists alter their dance across the frets in response with dazzling results.

The chemistry comes from longtime friendships between the players, with bassist Scott Kendall and guitarist Martin Slomka joining the brothers Nola: Adam on drums and Gary on guitar. After spending time apart playing in other local bands like Lawless Carver, Light Out For The Territory and others, they finally formed a band together: Parker Projection. See them live for this weekend’s First Fridays, with Banjo Mike Evans at Roaming Goat. More info. 

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