Hot on the heels of their 2011 double-album Two, drummer Chris Icasiano and saxophonist Neil Welch have created a 22 min sonic manifesto. Bloodroot is their most ambitious recorded piece to date, culling up the gravelly saxophone wails and deep drum beats they’ve come to be known for. But Bad Luck continues to explore conventional and unconventional territories in their music. In Bloodroot, heavy-looped chords abruptly cut off, replaced by creaking moans, clicks and clamors. Panicked improvisations become replaced by beautiful, subtle melodies. As one of Seattle’s most creative touring projects, Bad Luck continues to evolve with every show.
Credits: released 04 May 2012
Neil Welch, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, live loops and effects.
Chris Icasiano, drums