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Attention please: Norrköping news calls Karl 2000 "Newjazz of best kind" (Sweden, 8/29/2012)
"Albert Ayler goes Punk! Freaky, funny. stunning!" SWING JOURNAL (Japan) (9/20/2012)
"When you have three American musicians — two from Greenville, SC — interpreting Russian folk music, you might expect it to get a little wild and full of pastiche. This new band and their new, self-titled debut album, play up the Soviet-ness of their act…from the name to the red CD jacket to the pseudo-Cyrillic spelling of the song title names. The music itself is sometimes playful with the whole Russian theme, but filtered through the boundless energy of outside jazz, it becomes clear that, ultimately, the band does mean business." SOMETHING ELSE! REVIEWS (December 2012)
"The whole album is free of gimmick and engaging. There is no dichotomy between the organically occurring energy of the band and the studio. One could almost imagine friends and well-wishers in the booth, drinks in hand watching and cheering them on." MOSCOW DOES NOT BELIEVE IN MONKEYS. maxwellchandler.wordpress.com/tag/karl-2000/
"Part of the beauty of Karl 2000 is its ability to create an intense sensation of impending chaos without abandoning either structure or melody." ALL ABOUT JAZZ (December 2012).
released October 30, 2012
DANIEL ROVIN- SAXOPHONES, JONAPHONE
AUSTIN WHITE- BASS, CELLO
DAVE MILLER- DRUMS, TOY DRUMS
Tracks 2, 4, 7, 8, and 9 written by KARL 2000.
Tracks 1, 3, and 10 adapted from Russian Folk songs inspired by The Alexandrov Ensemble.
Track 5 written by Gustav Lange
Track 6 written by Tony Romeo (RIAA)
Track 11 written by Ross Parker and Hugh Charles
Tracks 5 and 7 recorded live at GSI Community Day 3/30/2012
PRODUCERS: KARL 2000
RECORDING ENGINEER: SAM OWENS
MIXING ENGINEER: MATT SNEDECOR
MASTERED BY: SCOTT HUTT at MASTERDISK
COVER ARTWORK: COLIN ZELINSKI
DESIGN AND LAYOUT: KARL 2000, CHRISTOPHER YOUNG
***Special Thanks to Etca White***
KARL 2000 would like to thank the Rovin, White and Miller families, The GSI Studios Community, and all our friends and loved ones for all of their help, support, and generosity.
RECORDED AND MIXED AT GSI STUDIOS ©2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED