Gunther’s Grass plumbs the imaginary dreamscapes of lost cities, ancient battles and remote frontiers with six new enigmatic improvised assemblages featuring instruments spanning continents and centuries. Gunther’s Grass is a collaborative project by Marcelo Radulovich, Christopher Adler, and Scott Walton that has coaxed lush drones, exotic melodies and grinding noises from their instruments for over a decade.
For their second album they are joined by guest artists Jennifer Bewerse (cello on Le Bastille), Nathan Hubbard (vibraphone on Tierra del Fuego), and Eric Starr (trombone on Tarnopol). Marcelo Radulovich performs on the medieval hurdy-gurdy, a keyed string instrument played with a rotating disc, and sculpts each composition with electronic post-production. Marcelo has been active as a musician/producer and multimedia artist since the early 80s, with a multitude of releases, some under his name, many with various bands, and he continues to explore creating hybrids of music and testing boundaries in visual art at Titicacaman Studio. Christopher Adler performs on the khaen, a bamboo free-reed mouth organ from Laos and Thailand, and on single-free-reed pipes from Northern Thailand called pii jum. Christopher is the world’s leading innovator in creating, commissioning and performing contemporary music for the khaen and his work is featured on Tzadik, Innova, and many other labels. Bassist Scott Walton is active in the San Francisco Bay Area creative music scene, and sought after throughout California as an artist whose music negotiates the terrain between jazz, free improvisation, and the classical avant-garde. Bastille Day and Other Lullabies was recorded at locations throughout California and mixed at Titicacaman Studios in Cardiff, CA, in the summer of 2017.
released August 31, 2017
All music by Gunther's Grass
Christopher Adler: khaen, pii jum
Marcelo Radulovich: hurdy gurdy, rub-a-metatron
Scott Walton: upright bass
Eric Starr: trombone on Tarnopol
Jennifer Bewerse: cello on Le Bastille
Nathan Hubbard: vibraphone on Tierra del Fuego
Recorded/produced by Gunther's Grass, summer 2017
Cover design by Marcelo Radulovich
Titicacaman Records is an extension of Titicacaman Studio, a means to release to a wider audience the music being created
within those walls. The label’s fast growing catalog includes: The Royal Orchestra of Titicaca; Crow Squawk; Son of Radul; Me Me the Moth; Nicey Nice World; The Playground Slap; Gunther’s Grass; Marcelo Radulovich and others....more