Love Triangle Elementary School

by Aaron novik

Number 1 05:16
Number 2 06:03
Number 3 01:53
Number 4 04:22
Number 5 01:21
Number 7 03:37
Number 9 03:44


Where to start? This music definitely was inspired by a love for the band Deerhoof. The thing I like about their music is the way everything sounds inside out harmonically, but still balanced. It's unpredictible yet logical. Happy yet dissonant. I wanted to create a noise jazz version of that band, with some Nels Cline, Degenerate Art Ensemble and Sonic Youth thrown in there too.

A few years go by and I get an all star group of West Coast improv gurus together to record. Having just gone through a break up with my girlfriend at the time, I remember a particularly difficult session, running to the bathroom between takes to bawl my eyes out (boo hoo). The playing was emotionally tumultuous and melodramatic. Not my most polished performance, but perhaps a window into a state of mind. I decided to keep it mostly as is, doing a few over dubs to get rid of some particularly offense sounding notes.

Every few months I would bring other musicians in to play on a track or two. And then.... well I just let it sit around gathering dust. Until now... I hope you enjoy. It is short, but certainly quite the whirlwind of sounds...


released February 1, 2013

Aaron Novik: compositions, electric clarinet, clarinet, keyboards, toy piano
Myles Boisen: guitar
Eli Crews: bass
Gino Robair: drums

with special guests:

Moe! Staiano: bug
William Winant: vibraphone, marimba
Darren Johnston: trumpet
John Finkbiener: guitar

recorded by John Finkbeiner at Guerilla Recording. Mixed by Eli Crews at Tiny Telephone. Mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha.

Cover art by Brianna Jackson.
"love triangle elementary school' is a phrase taken from Michael Bernard Loggins book 'imaginationally.'


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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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