Cody McKinney & John C.S. Keston with Aby Wolf, Kaleena Miller and Nathan Hanson
The lineup on this particular evening features McKinney and Keston in our roles as bass/vocal/electronics and Keyboard/synth/electronics. Our special guests were Aby Wolf on voice and electronics, Kaleena Miller on tap (being manipulated at times by Keston) and Nathan Hanson on saxophones. Hanson, Miller, and Wolf are three of the most singular and creative voices anywhere in the world, but we are lucky to have them enrich the scene in the Twin Cities. To visually represent what you are hearing, we asked sculpture artist Kate Casanova if we could use a photograph of her piece [germophile] because it reads visually, so beautifully, to what we aim to achieve sonically.
As a final note, this music contains many things. We do not wish for any singular experience to be had. I listen back, knowing this was a final show before the world changed, and physical life became more distant and reliant on technology to stay connected. I hear these beautiful musicians, using their life long study of the technical, come into focus by relying on the instinctual. I hear a reaching out toward one another as well as a great amount of space, as if to say, "I want to understand you." I also hear empathy, I hear joy, I hear discovery, and I hear tradition. Most of all I hear love.
PS_Release of this record comes months after the horrible murder of George Floyd at the hands of members of the Minneapolis Police Department. A terrible and horrific reminder that Black Lives Matter. All purchases will redirect to various orgs within the back community to help aid in healing and social justice. credits released November 20, 2020
Recorded live at The Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN. November 2019
Cody McKinney: electric bass, voice, electronics John CS Keston: Rhodes, synth, electronics Aby Wolf: voice, electronics Kaleena Miller: tap dancing Nathan Hanson: saxophones
Album Cover Artwork: " Kate Casanova Live Sound Engineer - Ryan Mach Mixed & Mastered: John CS Keston Produced by Cody McKinney and John CS Keston