and other sTRANGE music
"Unexpected rhythms, outside of the box instrumentation, and a completely uncompromising barrage of artistic individuality. Innovative... exciting... mind-blowing... Patrick Grant's FIELDS AMAZE will leave you speechless." - Alternative Nation
"FIELDS AMAZE has a driving and rather harsh energy redolent of rock, as well as a clean sense of melodicism ... the music's momentum and intricate cross-rhythms rarely let up, making the occasional infectious tunes that emerge all the more beautiful for surprise." - The Village Voice (RIP)
"Created for percussion and tuned instruments, it’s a varied collection of instrumentals that – to my ears, anyway – owes more to Steve Reich and/or Edgard Varèse. It also (at least some of the time) sounds a bit like a more conventionally tuneful answer to Frank Zappa’s Jazz From Hell.” - Musoscribe: Bill Kopp’s Music Blog
“‘FIELDS AMAZE' (the track) has this X-Files urgency to it as electric keys rush through with the darkness of the piano...it reminds me of the soundtrack to a John Carpenter movie...” - Raised By Gypsies
"With a mixture of homages to 60s and 70s cinema and the traditional piano overtures, Grant excels at arranging all of these tracks into more than a remake, but rather a collection of new tracks.” - The Music Court
"'FIELDS AMAZE and other sTRANGE music' contains a hodgepodge of intricate rhythms played in unconventional and experimental ways using a variety of instruments and methods.” - Know More Music
“This music is soul warming and at times so strange that the world surrounding us acts as if its changing.” - Metal Centre
"It is quite strange...I’m left wondering what I just listened to.” - The Weekly Spoon
℗ and © sTRANGE Music Inc. d/b/a Peppergreen Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. www.peppergreenmedia.com
Patrick Grant: piano, keyboards, electric guitars, gamelan, percussion
John Ferrari: drums & percussion
Kathleen Supove & Marija Ilic: keyboards
Barbara Benary: additional gamelan
David Simons: Balinese percussion & theremin
Keith Bonner: flute
Thomas P. Oberle: clarinet
Darryl Gregory: trombone
Martha Mooke: viola
Maxine Neumann: cello
Mark Steven Brooks: electric bass
Alexandra Montano: vocalise
Lisa Karrer: lead vocal on If One Should Happen to Fall
All 2018 production, overdubs, revisions, and new stems recorded at Peppergreen Media, NYC and The Ferrari Factory, NJ. Mixed at Mercy Sound Studios, NYC - Garry Rindfuss: mixing engineer - Sheldon Steiger: album mastering - Patrick Grant: producer
Cover photo Cuming Co. Supercell, June 14, 2013 taken by Dave Rebot and used with permission. Flowchart graphic by Peppergreen Media. Album artwork, layout, and design by Eric Iverson. Peppergreen Media logo by Steve Ball. CD image collage inspired by Elément bleu XII, 1967 by Jean Dubuffet, photo credit: sTRANGE Music archive.
All music © 1997-2018 Patrick Grant and published by Peppergreen Media (ASCAP). This album ℗ and © 2018. All rights reserved.
Recording history: Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5 stems recorded and edited at Philip Glass' Looking Glass Studios, NYC, 1997 - Garry Rindfuss: recording engineer - Dante DeSole: asst. engineer and editor - Ryoji Hata: asst. editor - Amanda Riesman: administration - gamelan instruments provided by Barbara Benary and Gamelan Son of Lion - large kendang drum and additional gongs provided by Skip LaPlante and Music for Homemade Instruments - originally released on the album Attack Decay Sustain Release by sTRANGE Music Records 1998 - Tracks 1, 6, 7, 8, 9 stems recorded at sTUDIO 41, NYC, 1998-2000 - Patrick Grant: recording engineer and editor - originally released as a Special Edition EP for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAMcafé Live) by sTRANGE Music Records, 2000.
This album ℗ and © sTRANGE Music Inc. / Peppergreen Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved.