Spaghetti Eastern Music, Pitchfork Militia, Sonic Soul Band

/ Mar

Spaghetti Eastern Music, Pitchfork Militia, Sonic Soul Band

Front Room
07:00 pm

BSP Kingston presents

Spaghetti Eastern Music (Sal Cataldi)
Pitchfork Militia
Gus Mancini The Sultan Of Sonic Soul with Nfamara Badjie

$10 (no adv tix) | 18+ | 7PM Doors / 7:30 Show

Can trans-techno-fired guitar instrumentals co-exist with ambient sound collages featuring the likes of American literary great Henry Miller and intimate DADGAD-tuned vocal ballads straight out of the Nick Drake/John Martyn playbook? They can and do on “Sketches of Spam,” the 16-track, 69-minute, genre-surfing debut release from Spaghetti Eastern Music (Bad Egg Records, 30003), the solo project of NYC & Saugerties NY-based guitarist / keyboardist / vocalist Sal Cataldi.

Cataldi’s much-varied sound is the product of an insatiable musical soul and a record collection rivaling the Smithsonian’s. This debut album is an hour-plus journey through contrasting moods, with instrumentals inspired by 70’s Miles, Krautrock, Ennio Morricone, Bhangra, Fripp & Eno and ECM’s icy guitar great Terje Rypdal giving way to bare-bones acoustic vocal tunes – ones oft anchored on unusual tunings, with narratives that chart the course of difficult loves, in styles that range from Brit Folk to Bossa Nova.

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