Aaron Novik​/​Arrington de Dionyso

by Aaron Novik/Arrington de Dionyso

Electric Duo 21:34


Arrington and I met on a double bill with his amazing band Malaikit dan Singha and Edmund Welles about 3 years ago. We stayed in touch and played a number of shows whenever his band was coming through SF from Olympia.
One of these trips resulted in a short duo set, with just him and me at the Vortex Room thanks to Neil Martinson. We had a blast that night, and went into the studio the next day to record this record.
It was a weird session for me as it was the first session I did fully improvising. I felt self conscious and shelved this session for a while. I took it out when considering doing this series, and was really struck by how different it was from other stuff I had done, thanks in no small part the the extraordinary presence of Arrington. He really creates a mood with his playing and it was easy and fun to find ways to compliment that.
I hope you enjoy it.


released April 1, 2013

Arrington de Dionyso- voice, bass clarinet, percussion
Aaron Novik- bass clarinet, electric bass clarinet, clarinet, percussion
Eli Crews- electronic manipulations of Arrington on track 1

Recorded by Scott McDowell at Hyde Street Studio C, SF
Mixed by Eli Crews at the Bunker, NYC
Mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha, Oakland


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Aaron Novik San Francisco, California

I enjoy playing with genre and have a hard time defining/confining myself. In the past few years I have written music for different projects that could be defined as pop songs, chamber classical, psychedelic jazz, klezmer folk and even heavy metal. Within these obviously disparate stylistic choices are a unifying compositional esthetic that slowly reveals itself the more projects you hear of mine. ... more

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