Jason Lindner - keyboards; Mark Guiliana - drums; Panagiotis Andreou - bass.
Rhythm provides more than a heartbeat for Jason Lindner. It also seems to fuel his respiratory functions and digestive activity, and maybe his neurons...What matters to him is groove, however it comes. - The New York Times. Virtuosic, analog art rock trio Now vs Now releases Earth Analog, the second album featuring keyboardist Jason Lindner ( a musical universe! - Chick Corea), electronica and dub-influenced drummer Mark Guiliana ( at the forefront of an exciting new style of drumming Modern Drummer) and bassist Panagiotis Andreou ( one of the bass guitar s most original, unsung voices - Bass Player), three friends who inspire and challenge themselves and their music beyond reasonable limits.
Produced and written by Lindner and arranged by the trio, the album is a soundtrack to an earth analog, a planet with biological conditions similar to those on planet earth. We imagine this album be the music the earth analog beings would have written or enjoyed, says Jason, an accomplished pianist and bandleader who found his voice on the Moog and analog sounds while working with Lauryn Hill, Chick Corea and Meshell Ndegeocello. (Meshell produced Now vs Now s debut album.)
On Earth Analog, the trio places more emphasis on song structure, rather than soloing and jamming. Future Favela is a haunting groove linked to the berimbau instrument and favelas of Brazil; Intelligentlemen is Mark Guiliana s variation on an Aphex Twin rhythm. Stillness , written in Palermo, Sicily is the calm aftermath of a volcano eruption. Traveler , written in Greenpoint, came full-formed while Lindner was watching and listening to washing machines. Now vs Now forges into altogether undeveloped musical terrain, writes NPR Music. I'm not sure I want to describe the music as much as I want to invite people to listen to it... the sound of now. -- Amazon.com