IO, recording with Ben Cohen and Matt Nelson, released 2020 through New Village Tapes
Io is made of contradiction: piercing and still, rowdy and tranquil, forceful and timid. Saxophonist Ben Cohen, percussionist Adam Lion, and bassist Matt Nelson have come together to explore the possibilities of subtle, textural sound. Spasmodic energy colors a placid atmosphere made of industrial hums and eerie tones; sparse bursts of cacophony emerge and fade away almost as soon as they enter. Their pieces hover in a restrained quietude, a serenity that is ready to explode at any moment.
Live improvisation at the Pilot Light in Knoxville, Tennessee, with double-bass player Matt Nelson in 2019