Epically Cracked is among the vanguard of new artists fusing jazz, funk, rock and electronic music in exhilarating and musically rewarding ways. April Fletcher's bass is deep in the pocket, hard-grooving and emotionally poignant by turns. Andre LaFosse marries his raw yet effortlessly melodic guitar with thrilling electronic interpolations for a boundary-breaking sound brushed with psychedelia. Lisa Edelman's trumpet and flugelhorn ground the music in its jazz roots while daringly incorporating unique mind-bending distortion effects. The whole sound is punched along by Chuck van Haecke's muscular yet intensely thought-through drumming. This is a crack unit with a fully realized musical conception, well worth your time to study, contemplate, and most of all, dig.
-Matt R. Lohr, Contributing Writer, JazzTimes Magazine
released April 9, 2016
Andre LaFosse (Guitar and Electronics)
Lisa Edelman (Trumpet, Flugelhorn and More Effects)
April Fletcher (Bass)
Chuck van Haecke (Drums)
Tracks 1, 3, 5 and 6 composed by April Fletcher
Tracks 4 and 7 composed by Charles T. van Haecke
Track 2 composed by Andre LaFosse
All songs produced and arranged by Epically Cracked
Recorded by Scott Fraser at Architecture
Edited by Chuck van Haecke
Mixed and Mastered by Andre LaFosse
Art by Michael Candelori
Epically Cracked would like to thank all of you who took the time to listen.
We’d also like to thank the following in no particular order:
Kai Kurosawa, Rico Simmons, Sarah Pigion, Goh Kurosawa, Pete and Sue Morris, Jody Beth LaFosse, Jessica Burks, Matt R. Lohr, Tom Bartolac, Kevin Briggs, Daniel Anderson, Jim Gately and all at TRiP Santa Monica, Witzend, Bar Lubitch.
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