ELIXIR ON MUTE W/ YARDS, GARDENING NOT ARCHITECTURE, JIMMY AT THE PROM
Elixir on Mute is an electrifying sonic assault led by the young guitar virtuoso Jordan Ferreira, and is rounded out by a cadre of players whose contributions round out the rotating EOM lineup. EOM Players include Jon Reshard (bass), Dana Hawkins (drums), Thomas Pridgen (drums/ex The Mars Volta), Steve Jenkins (bass) and Kilian Duarte (bass). Band leader Ferreira captains the trio and is an ambitious young musician who single-handedly formed EOM in 2010. Jordan's cinematic approach to music, sheer musical acumen, and tireless work ethic results in a complex yet refined project. The recordings blossom with the help of a few amazing musicians, producing hard-hitting yet complex tracks that will entice intelligent listeners. This is prog-rock at its best - skill paired with intentionality, pace paired with tact and power. Regardless of the lineup, this formidable trio plays with tremendous balance, despite the outgoing and frenetic characteristics of the music Jordan has created. The record was written entirely by Jordan Ferreirra, a Massachussetts native who's experience in the music industry and passion for film has inspired a visceral relationship to themes and sound. His ability to write and record such a dense group of tracks suggests big things for the young aspiring band-leader, especially when solidified by a rhythm section as talented as the ones he employs.
The band formed in 2010 after a chance meeting between Jordan and Thomas Pridgen in California, after which Jordan instinctively knew that he needed to record something with the bombastic drummer from Oakland. Jordan then linked up with Steve Jenkins, his friend from Berklee College Of Music, and the Elixir On Mute recording sessions occurred shortly thereafter.
Jordan says the following about the recording process:
"The next week was nuts. I booked a studio in Thomas' hometown, and flew out to California to oversee him tracking drums. It was a crazy experience. It was probably the most fun I've ever had recording music."
After Thomas recorded his parts, Jordan went back home to the east coast to get his bassist on tape. Elixir On Mute was almost a reality, "Steve came down to my home studio and we tracked bass there. It was amazing to see him play that closeup. He's the man. I've never seen shit that crazy being played that close up." Elixir On Mute (Self-Titled) was released independently on September 21st, 2010. Jordan Ferreira exclaims when describing it:
"Everyone that worked on this seriously gave it their all. From Karyadi (Mixing Engineer) putting in 13 hours everyday, to Anthony Resta working so hard, to the tracking of the music. It's honestly the most incredible thing I've ever been part of....I'm totally proud of this record. I love the guys I play with in this band, and learn so much from playing with them."
In addition to being the records' lone songwriter, Jordan Ferreira plans on releasing feature fims to coincide with every sonic release, which he himself will direct. Ferreira has already completed 6 screenplays, and is eager to combine his love for film with his desire to create recklessly passionate music.
Elixir On Mute plans to tour in October-November 2011 in support of their upcoming album, which will be their 2nd full length release.
The Frequency (View)
121 W. Main
Madison, WI 53703
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|