INTERVIEW AND SESSION FILMED FOR BALCONYTV LONDON
PRESENTED BY IVAN BERRY
PRODUCED BY VIDEO-BOX
Mt. Chimaera, the debut album of Vancouver band Brasstronaut can be envisioned as the mythological beast of its title. This record skillfully unifies genres as various as pop, electronica, klezmer, and jazz, just as the chimaera is composed of parts from a lion, goat and serpent. And they both breathe fire.
Recorded at The Banff Centre, in the Rocky Mountains, and mixed/produced in home studios in Vancouver, Oberlin, Ohio, and New York, Mt. Chimaera is the first full-length release by Brasstronaut's definitive six-piece line-up. Fronted by vocalist and keyboardist Edo Van Breemen, this roster is fluent in trumpet, lap steel, flugelhorn, and the seldom-heard EWI (a breath-controlled synthesizer). But don't be mistaken, Mt. Chimaera is a pop album, just one brewed with the most astonishing ingredients. This delicate balance is attained with the kind of grace that make Grizzly Bear and Radiohead at once avant garde and universal.
2010 promises big things for Brasstronaut. Now is the time to get a hold of this new and startling beast.
Tune in Again Tomorrow!!!