June 27, 2011

Gigantic Ant: Gigantic Ant LP

Gigantic Ant, an experimental instrumental band formed at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, has been through quite a few line-up changes. Currently they are down to a trio after their guitarist left the band. He is still at large on their Gigantic Ant LP, a collection of songs highly influenced by their heroes Frank Zappa and the Benevento/Russo Duo.

They hover between early Seventies progressive rock, jazz and fusion. They walk the fine line between noodling that doesn't go anywhere and inspired improvisation. They are more "rock" than Medeski Martin & Wood, and especially the interplay between drummer Donovan Edelstein and his brother Jared Howell make this album a pleasure to listen to. Now that their guitarist is gone this collaboration can expand - being a trio can be a blessing in disguise for their further musical growth. With a bass player like Zach Colton covering their asses, the sky is the limit.

Gigantic Ant is a self-released album. Buy it from the band's website.

Gigantic Ant
Zach Colton: bass
Donovan Edelstein: drums
Jared Howell: keys
Balaji Mani: guitar

Gigantic Ant: Gigantic Ant LP Tracks:
  1. Huxley
  2. Real Bear Has Bones
  3. Timeout, Orlando!
  4. Hell Of A Nice Guy
  5. Mr. Coffee's Opus
  6. This Is Serious
  7. Good Point, Mr. Wolf
  8. Look At All That Mongoose
  9. Schrödinger
  10. Has Anybody Seen My Keys?
  11. Skull On A Podium

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