Elliott Sharp: composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, author, leads Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics and Terraplane with compositional strategies including fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors as well as new techniques for graphic notation to yield work that catalyzes a synesthetic approach to musicmaking as well as functioning as retinal art.
Mingus and Sharp collaborate on a dizzying array of projects ranging from country blues to the outer limits. This incarnation of the duo has produced an album of electrifying and electrified songs about life in one of the world’s largest rogue states.
Songs From A Rogue State by Eric Mingus & Elliott Sharp, Zoar Records, 2022 on #neuguitars #blog #ZoarRecords #ElliottSharp #E
One might think Mingus and Sharp have a message and one might be correct. But the message isn’t simple sloganeering or even an outpouring of rage even though they’re transmitting from a place deep inside a land know for hypocritical posturing, corporate warmongering, fear, terror, and too many guns as well as great joy, love, and creative energy. It’s a complex stew of thoughts, emotions, poetics, and humor, both in the sonics and the words. This is post-industrial post-rock, post-bop post-rap post-blues or maybe just a set of new songs.
released October 5, 2022
Produced by Elliott Sharp
All songs by Elliott Sharp and Eric Mingus
Published by zOaR Music (BMI) and Sugnim Cire Music (SESAC)
Eric Mingus – voice, vocal arrangements, electric upright bass (01, 04), electric bass (02)
E# – electric guitar, 12-string guitar, baritone guitar, console steel guitar, electric bass, 8-string bass, analog synthesizers, drum programming
Don McKenzie – drum samples and loops
Recorded July-September 2022 at Studio zOaR – NYC, Lost Realm Studio – NM, Silver Cord Studio – NYC.
He Didn’t Come Back recorded in concert at Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria, Oct. 28, 2019
Mixed and mastered by E# at Studio zOaR