Tilted Axes combines the energy of rock, the creative discipline of theater, and the experimental spirit of the NYC arts scene. It is both a processional event and an ensemble of mobile electric guitarists using portable amplifiers strapped to their sides as they walk through the city streets.
A common question is: What is the difference between a procession and a parade? The quick answer is: Intention. Tilted Axes has evolved into a project with multiple incarnations on three continents - in the streets, in museums, in the theater, and at festivals. In each instance, it draws heavily from the local musicians in each city to make up a unique ensemble.
The music itself, with interlocking layers often found in World Music, makes room for many kinds of genres and grooves in the compositions. It’s not so much "guitar music," as it is music that’s *about* guitar music. It allows the musicians - soloists, rhythm players, and percussionists - to shine in the uncommon textural power of incidental polyphony. The ensemble adapts itself to the environment or occasion, and feeds on the energy of a constantly shifting audience.
These are studio recordings of that repertoire.
Tilted Axes cuts musical pathways through the urban landscape, turning neighborhoods into sonic narratives. As a form of street theater, the ensemble brings potent, ecstatic riffs, and an element of surprise, to an unsuspecting public. Tilted Axes is always in motion; striding in, rocking out, and moving on.
released August 24, 2016
Patrick Grant, Matt Grossman, Daniel Reyes Llinas, John Halo, Randolph Hudson III, Reinaldo Perez, Nick Didkovsky, Gene Pritsker, Howard Glazer, Anthony Mullin, Larry Simon
Dan Cooper, Patrick Grant
Drums & Percussion:
John Ferrari, Cesare Papetti
Produced by Patrick Grant
Recorded at John Kilgore Sound NYC, Peppergreen Media NYC, and the Ferrari Factory NJ
Recording engineer for Kilgore sessions: Garry Rindfuss
Guitar and amp consultant for Kilgore sessions: Nick Didkovsky
Mixed at Mercy Sound Studios NYC
Mixing engineer: Garry Rindfuss
Mastered by Sheldon Steiger
Tilted Axes logo revamp by Eric Iverson
All titles by Patrick Grant except for Track 8 & Track 13 which include variations on material by Robert Fripp and used by permission of Discipline Global Mobile (DGM)
All titles published by Peppergreen Media (ASCAP)
Thanks & Acknowledgements: Aaron Friedman (Make Music New York), D'Addario Strings & Planet Waves, Danelectro, David Singleton (DGM), Electro-Harmonix NYC, Frank Sheldon, Korg USA/Vox Amps, James Gill (Mercy Sound), Jocelyn Gonzales (audio consultation), Michael Spudic & Cia Toscanini (ASCAP), Rivington Guitars NYC, Robert Fripp, Tony Geballe, Vasko Dukovski, and not to forget: Max & Melody