News of the Fragments album from the Beggs, Blundell and Hozman trio, Trifecta. Released on Kscope on 20th August, here’s the new single and video for Pavlov’s Dog Killed Schrodinger’s cat…
Trifecta, a new addition to the Kscope roster, features 3 of the contemporary music scene’s most lauded and revered musicians – bassist and songwriter Nick Beggs, keyboardist extraordinaire Adam Holzman and completing the line-up, Craig Blundell – one of the world’s most celebrated drummers.
Having performed together as part of Steven Wilson’s band, the three would jam together after soundchecks, forming what they referred to as “jazz club” and from these sessions the fledgling ideas for Fragments were born. Nick Beggs comments “after the last tour with Steven finished, we had a handful of tracks ready to work on and as we moved through our various separate projects we agreed to work on Trifecta.”
The record primarily leans toward a fusion of jazz rock, imaginatively described by Beggs as “Fission! It’s like Fusion but less efficient and more dangerous ..with fall out,” and being mainly instrumental with the exception of one track, the wonderfully titled and first single Pavlov’s Dog Killed Schrodinger’s Cat. The lyrics of which, Beggs states “are written from the perspective of a layman trying to understand quantum mechanics…and failing.” The track also features drum programming from Russell Holzman.
The animated video was devised and created by Beggs himself . He comments “The film clip is a new take on the lyric video concept I guess? I made it one afternoon in my home studio using my i-phone and a writing pad!.”
Each band member completed the recording and engineering of their own contributions in their various home studios which helped in bringing their individual production ideas to each track. Adam Holzman mixed the record at his New York home studio and the mastering was handled by Andy VanDette (Rush, David Bowie, Deep Purple, Porcupine Tree, Beastie Boys) in New York.
The title for the debut came about as Nick Beggs explains “We discussed early on, the idea of each piece having a Fragment number and track title, for example – Fragment 10- Pavlov’s Dog Killed Schrodinger’s Cat. As all the compositions were written as jams or in our home studios this idea seemed even more prescient. So, we titled the album ‘Fragments’”.
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