"Sly Horizon's new record is spectacular from start to finish." - Ronan Lane, RTR FM Australia
"Sly Horizon has accomplished a remarkable feat with this release. It is an album in which every note, twist of the knob, and beat has something to say. Where raw electronics are tamed just enough to blend into the acoustic instrumentation. And in which each track ends in a place you could not have possibly predicted given its beginning. Bravo, gents." - Mike Borella, Avant Music News
SLY HORIZON is a brand new group founded by a trio of well-seasoned New York based creative musicians: Rick Parker (trombone, electronics, synths), Álvaro Domene (7 string electric guitar and electronics), and Jeremy Carlstedt (drums/electronics).
Rick Parker’s processed trombone functions as a focal point of enthralling lyricism, while Domene’s haunting soundscapes and metallic expressions provide the playground for Carlstedt, whose approach to drumming constantly enhances the groove and forward motion of the group’s music.
Their ear-grabbing improvisational music, without any trace of artistic compromise, has the potential to appeal to a broad range of listeners, including adventurous jazz fans, open-minded metal listeners and devotees of ambient and electronic music.
SLY HORIZON creates an ever-expanding sonic universe that, while finding inspiration in many sources, ultimately exists in a space all its own.
Combining jazz, experimental, electronic and rock, Rick Parker casts a broad net with his trombone playing augmented by electronics and synthesizers. His music has been described as “an expressive new-breed fusion, informed by a few generations of downtown experimentation." Nate Chinen, (New York Times), and his sound described as “a seductive, burnished tone that's animated by conversational improvisations." John Murph (Downbeat Magazine).
Parker has resided in New York City since 2001 and has worked with a large cross section of notable musicians and groups including Tim Berne, Mingus Big Band, Darcy James Argue Secret Society, Charli Persip, Frank Lacy, Super Hi-Fi, Tim Kuhl, Beninghove’s Hangmen, Cage the Elephant, hip hop legends the Wu Tang Clan and DMC and mexican pop stars Ximena Sariñana and Natalia LaFourcade.
"Total facemelt music, just what I needed today." - Nate Chinen (The New York Times)
Álvaro Domene is a Madrid-born, New York based guitarist and composer operating at the convergence of various styles of contemporary creative music. His sound and compositions are influenced by the avant-garde jazz and modern classical traditions, as well as metal music.
He has recently worked with Joe McPhee, Karl Berger, Elliott Sharp, Henry Kaiser, Briggan Krauss, Michaël Attias, Jim Black, Ben Goldberg, Michael Bisio, Colin Marston, Mike Pride, Ches Smith, Scott Amendola, and Fred Lonberg-Holm.
Álvaro’s latest and first solo record, “The Compass”, was a “Recommended New Release” on The New York City Jazz Record, and Avant Music News featured it on their “Best Albums of 2018” list.
"Jeremy will become one of the giants in the music world." (Chico Hamilton)
New York City based drummer/songwriter/vocalist Jeremy Carlstedt, known for his dynamic style, organic feel on the drums and musical intuition, has performed with some of the most forward thinking artists in jazz, rock, electronic and world music.
As a protege of the legendary Chico Hamilton, Jeremy has absorbed music history in the best possible classroom: on the bandstand as a member of Hamilton's group Euphoria as well as Vincent Chancey's Phat Chance, Brian Settles and Central Union and a new duet with Tim Motzer, which have put him on some of the world's most prestigious stages including, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Newport Jazz Festival, Syracuse Jazz Festival and Roulette.
With more than a dozen releases to his credit, Jeremy's first solo recording, 'When I Wake Up’ an art-rock EP featuring his drumming, vocals and compositions, was released in October 2012 on 1k Recordings. His latest, 'Stars Are Far' was released in November 2015 and has received acclaim from many well known art music publications.
released May 1, 2019
Rick Parker: trombone, electronics, and synthesizer.
Álvaro Domene: seven string electric guitar and electronics.
Jeremy Carlstedt: drums and percussion.
All music spontaneously composed and performed live by SLY HORIZON.
Keap Street Music BMI
Dometone Music BMI
Jeremy Carlstedt Music BMI
Recorded (17 October 2018) at Demoplex, Brooklyn, New York. Mixed and mastered by Jeremy Carlstedt.
supported by 5 fans who also own “The Anatomy Of Light”
Mary Halvorson's compositions make my head spin. As is so often the case with her work, here, she continues to twist and subvert conventional notions of melody and modality.
Her own playing is astonishingly deft, and the arrangements complex and inventive.
But there is a warmth here, too; a playful of spirit, a restlessness to continue to change and connect in new ways.
Halvorson isn't just a jazz innovator, she's fast becoming one of of the giants of new music. Michael Mueller
Flutist and composer Nicole Mitchell tackles this eight-movement work with a drumless chamber quartet featuring some of the most forceful voices in improvised music. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 6, 2018