December 9th, 2013
"...goes beyond anything Charlie Parker or Miles Davis did during even the most experimental years of the Be-Bop jazz era, although there's some of that influence in this album, also. This is as much inspired by other avant-guarde artists such as John Cage, Edgard Varese, George Crumb, or Smegma..."
-Dan Fiebiger's E-Mail Music Review Newsletter
December 9th, 2013
Thanks to Grego Applegate Edwards for the review of Shrunken Head Shop in the Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog!
"Oteri's guitar has presence; he is in full control of his sound and builds atmospheric sculptures that Laczko complements with sympathetic and aurally keen counter-envelopes of sound. This is one of those CDs that entirely deserves to be heard by anyone who likes to live inside exotically compelling musical environments. It's rather beautiful too."
-Grego Applegate Edwards
November 14. 2013
We had a very successful Super Session - non-stop super long jam, in Austin November 3, setting the record for the longest non-stop improvisation in Austin and beyond. Hoping to someday break the world record we set in Italy of 45 hours.
On the tour dates front, working again with Chris Boulet on booking for duos in Italy with him on spoken word. We also will do some shows with Dave Laczko as WD-41 and special guests. All of these shows will be in Italy in April. Hoping also to do some April shows with the Open Ear Consortium again in Italy and May shows with Shrunken Head Shop in Germany. I will post the confirmed dates in the Tour section soon.
October 14, 2013
We just completed the Jazz OUTside series 2nd year here in Austin Texas with a run of 9 shows. Coming up is the first extened super jam of non-stop impr0visation in Austin with over 20 musicans rotating in and out of jazz and beyond jazz super jams at Kenny Dorham's in East Austin on Sunday November 3 from 2:pm until 10:pm and beyond. Get more info here:
August 11, 2013
I'm excited to be part of a new quartet, the Open Ear Consortium, we will be doing shows in Italy and other places in March and April of 2014. http://www.openearconsortium.com/
Other than that there will be the Shrunken Head Shop support shows in Germany and possibly Switzerland in the Spring as well and we continue in Austin every other Thursday with the Jazz OUTside series. Hope to see you at a show soon.
July 16, 2013
New release Shrunken Head Shop - Live in Germany is finished. Official CD release date is August 27, 2013. For downloads, one track available now, see our Music Sample page (button on home page).
June 18, 2013
Lots of good news kids! The Live in Germany release for Shrunken Head Shop is finished with an official hard copy release date near the end of August. Prior to that we will be leaking out long live tracks at bandcamp.com so keep an eye out.
The Jazz OUTside Jazz series of outdoor gigs at Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Austin TX exploring the more adventurous side of the genre started May 23rd and is running every other Thursday through the summer with some killer lineups. Be sure to drop in on one if you are in the Austin TX area. Other shows in Austin as well so keep an eye out. I will be in the EU in early 2013 for gigs as well TBA.
May 8, 2013
-at the Sahara Lounge in East Austin with Dave Laczko and Ricardo Acevedo as WD-41 this Monday the 13th. Brazilian Space Program is also on that bill. Also, we will be starting the Jazz OUTside series at Kenny Dorham's Backyard on East 11th on Thursday the 23rd and will run every 2nd and 4th Thursday. Come on out and support adventurous music.
April 27, 2013
So our video WD-41 BB-2 at All About Jazz just moved into the top 25 for the last year. It's only been up since April 12! Not sure how long we can stay in this spot but I'm still very happy about this. A big heartfelt thanks to Miko Zen, Dave Laczko, Scott Amendola and everyone who took the time to view the video.
April 23 2013
Again, we would like to thank everyone who viewed our video making it one of the most popular at All About Jazz, currently at the top for the last 90 days. It means a lot to us and I'm sure it means a lot to other adventurous artists. Your support is greatly appreciated.
April 19 2013
Our video has now moved up to the number 2 spot in Popular Videos at All About Jazz!
April 16 2013
WD-41 video with guest drummer Scott Amendola has moved into the "popular" list at All About Jazz. Thanks to all who viewed it.
Currently #3 in "Popular" videos at All About Jazz. Thank you all for your continued support of adventurous music. It means a lot to us.
April 13 2013
Cool gig! WD-41, will be providing the music for this event in Austin on Saturday the 20th from 2:pm till ?
Drop on by and see works from some great artists while you listen to WD-41. What could be better? ;)
Beginning April 20th at Galerie Son Altesse and in conjunction with the South First Street Art Walk, it's coming... from fantasy worlds beyond imagining, where the people in these images, "...do not speak English, French, Chinese or any other known language... their maker has travelled to a parallel universe and brought back pictures..." -- the fantastic images of Austrian-born artist Hans Bauer!