1. A Puncher’s Chance : 3:10
2. Depredation : 5:32
3. Annica : 9:05
1. Badalamenti : 6:54
2. Cry Box : 6:20
3. The Memory of My Memory : 10:18
1. Veiled : 4:23
2. Episode 8 : 14:29
Matt Mitchell – piano, Prophet-6, modular synthesizers
Craig Taborn – piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers
Ben Monder – guitars
Trevor Dunn – electric bass
Dan Weiss – drums
All compositions by Dan Weiss (BMI)
Producer: Dan Weiss
Co-Producer: David Breskin
Ben, Craig, Matt, and Trevor for your commitment to making this happen; I’m humbled to be making music and to be sharing the stage with you guys. David Breskin for your sharp instincts and camaraderie in the studio; I’m grateful for your friendship and your belief in this project. The Shifting Foundation, including Chelsea Hadley, for your support and faith in me. Seth Rosner and Yulun Wang for letting me be a part of your spectacular catalogue; It is an honor. Ron Saint Germain for your expertise, patience, and dedication to this work. Nancy, Joe, and Mike Marciano, and Max Ross at Systems Two for being my home away from home. Scott Hull for your patience and persistence. Simon Grendene for your rapid creativity. Ohad Talmor for your friendship and opening up your space to me all these years so I can practice there! John Zorn for giving me the opportunity to share this music with N.Y.C. and Rocco Somazzi for letting the band debut at Angel City Jazz Festival. Zach Danziger for kindly lending me your cymbals for this recording and for the years of shared laughter. Rez Abbasi, David Binney, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Thomas Morgan, Miles Okazaki, and Jacob Sacks for your collaboration and solidarity the past fifteen plus years. David Lynch and “Twin Peaks: The Return” for being a major inspiration for this album. My family for their unwavering love and support from the day I started to play music. Samir Chatterjee for your constant presence and guidance. Stephanie and Vivienne Ahn-Weiss for being the true loves of my life and for lighting it up every day.
This recording was made possible by a grant from The Shifting Foundation. Thank you a million times over.
I have been wanting to put this group together since 2006 and am grateful to be at the helm of such an influential group of musicians, whom I’ve admired for years. I formed this band because I love each of these guys’ playing so much. Their passion for many different types of music including jazz, metal, and new music, and the way it’s informed their unique sound has been inspiring. I knew, through them, that my ideas would have a place to flourish.
I’m grateful to everyone who’ve taken the time to share with me how my work has affected them. Thank you for your support and letting me be a part of your world. I hope you enjoy. — Dan Weiss
Executive Producers: Seth Rosner and Yulun Wang
Recorded at Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY by Ron Saint Germain
Mixed at Saint’s Place, Kinnelon, NJ by Ron Saint Germain
Mastered at Masterdisk, Peekskill, NY by Scott Hull
Package design by Simon Grendene
Studio photos by Stephanie Ahn-Weiss
Dan Weiss uses Zildjian cymbals, Gretsch drums, Vic Firth sticks, and Remo drumheads.