News about upcoming Gunnelpumpers shows. Gunnelpumpers is a bass-oriented experimental rock band of sorts–very cool:
from Doug Johnson:
Composer and brand new radio host Seth Boustead has just started a radio program on WFMT 98.7 classical radio called Relevant Tones, which is a weekly exploration of a vibrant and continuing classical music tradition as it thrives in the 20th and 21st centuries. Part of our second CD, Symphonie Improvisé, will be played on today’s July 16 show, which explores musicians and the art of improvisation. The show will be aired at 5pm today, and can be heard on 98.7 FM as well as streamed live on the WFMT web site (http://www.wfmt.com/). Please show your support for this new program!
We are also slated to perform Friday, July 22, at Morseland, which is located in Rogers Park. We’ll be sharing the bill with two fantastic groups, Freakjar and Matt Ulery’s “Loom”. Music starts at 10pm. $5 cover, 21+
1218 West Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
Lineup for Morseland, July 22:
Steve Roberts: guitar (electrochordophone)
Randy Farr, Steve Rutstein: drums (membranophones and idiophones)
Michael Hovnanian, Tom Mendel, Douglas Johnson: basses (arcoelectrochordophones and pluckoelectrochordophones)
Our two CDs are not only available at CDBaby, iTunes, and other e-purveyors of music, but also at Laurie’s Planet of Sound, a fantastic independent music store in Lincoln Square. You’ll have to ask for Gunnelpumpers CDs explicitly because they keep them behind the counter.
Laurie’s Planet of Sound
4639 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60625
We recently had a short review of our debut CD, the nth wave, in the Illinois Entertainer:
“Falling somewhere between world music, tribal-ambient, and improvisational jazz, The Nth Wave is definitely a distinctive collection. Performed by Gunnelpumpers, the seven instrumentals were recorded during a single impromptu session, with “The Whirling Magnificent” and “Ticks And Asps” standing out as the most intricate tracks. Though none of the tunes are overly innovative, they’re ideal for relaxation and contemplation.”
– Jeff Berkwits
Speaking of “the nth wave”, we’re expecting it to finally go live on Pandora Radio in the next few weeks.