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Genres You Will Love
Jazz: World Fusion Moods: Type: Soundtrack Avant Garde: Electro-Acoustic

By Location
United States - California - LA

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Tony Green

The members of Space Dozer, Tony Green - basses, fx, mixes, Susan Costantini - pianos, synths, ipad, fx, percussion and Bill Burgess - drums, percussion, sequencing, voice & horn samples and live processing, have each established musical reputations for themselves in the LA and Austin performance and studio/software production scenes. As sidemen they have worked together on several projects, toured three continents and separately have composed music for Apple, NBC, Disney and smaller more esoteric projects.

Burgess and Green go back even further. Life long best friends, they started their first “band” together at the age of 11 and 12. Advancing through high school and college as a “locked” bass player and drummer, they anchored dozens of “boring” bands, eventually ending up in the Berklee jazz/punk/electronic/recording and performance art scene in Boston. Costantini joined the creative circle in the late 90’s as a formidable west coast collaborator and innovator in her own right. After an Australian tour Green was in love. The two married and moved to Los Angeles and started Ear Gallery Studios. Burgess followed a year later. Then life happened.

In many ways Space Dozer is a return to first loves. A “what if” project formulated late at night after a particularly boring and underpaid studio project. The nagging question being “why aren’t we playing the music we want? Producing the records we want?” Historically drawn to the fierce textures of early 70’s Miles Davis and the colder more stately ECM records jazz of the 80’s, the decision was made that the 20 years of changing performance technologies and digital fidelities should be an improvisation tool added to that mix. In fact Burgess had developed in this direction already, having given up making acoustic records entirely, instead embracing early iterations of UK Garage, drum and bass, house music and the associated software knowledge to make it. No digital slouches themselves, Green and Costantini draw from eclectic digital palettes and processes as well. The result is intriguing. Space Dozer is both digitally adventurous-progressive and mysteriously expansive-organic and surprisingly spiritual at the same time.

Hard to achieve. Their first album “In Light of Dark Matter,” on Uplink Records (iTunes/CDBaby and Bandcamp) is a promising start into adventurous new territory. One we hope to hear more about soon.