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Number Three Combo | Retrofitting

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by Number Three Combo

Ex-members of Black Sun Ensemble reform as an acoustic trio, Number Three Combo. "Retrofitting," their debut recording, delivers 12 string, flute and hand drum sonic adventures that fans of acoustic, instrumental and freak/psych-folk will love.
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Empty Quarter
6:35 $0.99
2. Driftin' Blues
4:03 $0.99
3. Sonora
5:16 $0.99
4. Electric Funeral
5:54 $0.99
5. Beyond the Beyond
4:48 $0.99
6. Citadel
5:43 $0.99
7. Lonely Road
3:53 $0.99
8. Last River
3:16 $0.99
9. Born Too Late
7:28 $0.99
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Album Notes
Number Three Combo’s debut project, “Retrofitting” was created by ex-members of Black Sun Ensemble/Cobracalia. In an attempt to shift gears from later day Black Sun Ensemble/Cobracalia and to simplify their sound, Number Three Combo is primarly an acoustic trio created by Eric Johnson on 12 string acoustic guitar, Carl Hall on dumbek, and Joe E. Furno on flute. “Retrofitting” reflects this stripped down acoustic sound, while continuing to explore sonically creative psych-rock/folk. The opener, “The Empty Quarter” features tabla drum loops, delay effects and Middle Eastern melodies. However the song never becomes about studio tricks and effects, relying on strong musical chops to explore this sonic landscape. The band covers the blues standard, “Driftin’ Blues” and Black Sabbath’s “Electric Funeral” adding a unique spin on these classics. From there, Number Three Combo walks comfortably thru the pastoral “Sonora,” Eric Johnson solo acoustic number “Lonely Road” and other ethereal 12 string acoustic meditations. “Retrofitting” closes with the powerful, “Born Too Late.” An English folk style blues lamenting our place in history, “Born Too Late” features pulsing acoustic percussion, and stunning interplay between Johnson’s guitar and piano tracks and Joe E. Furno’s flute. “Retrofitting” is a unique new musical avenue for these musicians and will appeal to fans of psych-folk and acoustic/ethic rock music.



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