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Genres You Will Love
Avant Garde: Free Improvisation Jazz: Free Jazz Moods: Type: Experimental Moods: Type: Improvisational Jazz: Avant-Garde Jazz

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United States - Mass. - Boston United States - Massachusetts

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Metal Chaos Ensemble

Metal Chaos Ensemble is a collaboration between PEK and Yuri Zbitnov from Leap of Faith, initially founded to work with the constantly expanding metal instrument selection in the Evil Clown Arsenal and the horns of PEK. We create CD length soundscapes which go from atmospheric sounds like you've never heard to full-blown free bag shred! It's all about textural transformation...

Over time we have had a slew of different guests on all kinds of instruments and we have expanded the base sound palette to include wood instruments, electronic instruments, sampling, signal processing and all manner of sound producing implements. At the time of this writing (Feb 2018) there are 30 MCE records with widely varied personnel available from the bandcamp site and a select few so available through CD Baby, Itunes, Amazon, Downtown Music Gallery, Squidco and other venues. We've come a long way since the first MCE duet, Null Theory, with just PEK and Yuri recorded at Evil Clown Headquarters in March 2015!!

Largely a studio project at ECH, MCE seldom performs in public due to the amount of equipment required to realize the mission. However, MCE is also the expanded percussion section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra, and when the LOFO performs, we rent a truck and bring a ton of gear!