BYZERO is a young avant-garde jazz and rock combo out of Moscow. Formed in 2009, it consists of (see from left to right): Alexey Bobrovsky on drums (ex- KOSTAREV GROUP, ORGANIKA), Anton Kolosov on bass (ex- KOSTAREV GROUP, ex- MOTHERFATHERS, IAD, SYNCOPATED SILENCE, etc.), Fyodor Fokin on guitar (SYNCOPATED SILENCE), and Katya Rekk on synths. These four usually team up with a saxophone player or two Ц Nikolai Rubanov (AUKTSYON, S.K.A., etc.), Anton Ponamorev (BROM, WRIST), Ilya Belorukov (WOZZECK, DOTS & LINES, WOODEN PLANTS, LES PHARES, PUNKTIEREN, etc.), or Ilya Simakov (JAZZ DANCE ORCHESTRA, SYMFUSION ORCHESTRA, etc.) Ц to create a disturbing and heavy blend of avant-garde jazz, progressive rock, hardcore, noise glitches, and modern free music. BYZERO are arguably the best and the most inventive representatives of a new generation of Russian defiant jazz-experimentalists. Contact the band through their MyspaceMusic page.
Wild'n Free! Twelve untitled jazz-core improvisations performed by Anton Kolosov (bass) and Alexey Bobrovsky (drums) with Nikolai Rubanov (saxophones). Recorded live in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. Produced by Anton Kolosov. Original graphics and artwork concept by ZonderZond. Limited to 100 pcs: professionally duplicated CD-R (12 tracks Ц 68 min.) comes inside an oversized 7" hard-cover folder with letterpress printing.
Free streaming or immediate digital download of the album (in your choice of MP3-320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire) is available through Official R.A.I.G. Bandcamp. Free download is also available through Official R.A.I.G. FMA.
For their first album, BYZERO stars on various tracks four saxophone players Ц Anton Ponomarev (of BROM, WRIST), Nikolay Rubanov (of AUKTSYON, S.K.A.), Ilia Belorukov (of WOZZECK, DOTS & LINES, WOODEN PLANTS), and Ilia Simakov (of J.D.O., SYMFUSION ORCHESTRA). The result of these collaborations is a punk-hardcore focused post-modern jazz style, usually brutal, exciting, and even thrilling at times. Recorded in 2010-2011 at various locations. Produced by Anton Kolosov. Original graphics, artwork concept, and layout by ZonderZond. (14 tracks Ц 67 min.)
Free streaming or immediate digital download of the album (in your choice of MP3-320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire) is available through Official R.A.I.G. Bandcamp.
"In this stew of fantastic noise I can hear Faust, King Crimson, Don Ellis, Moondog, Acoustic Ladyland, Anekdoten at their noisiest, Suicide, Fuck Buttons, Lol Coxhill, Acid Mothers Temple... The bass guitar is often used as a lead instrument, but still thumping out the rhythm with the drummer, who somehow manages to hold it all together, while the guitar and synths swarm around like angry bees, often in the company of one or more saxes. Probably the most frightening and compelling record IТve listened to in a long time, and all the better for it. Do not listen to this if you have a hangover!" Ц by Roger Trenwith of Prog Sphere (Serbia) (August 2011).
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