Source: Edgetone Records.
Rob Pumpelly, Rent Romus, Eli Wallace – The Expedition
This project culminated from a series of live performances throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The Expedition is a set of spontaneous intuitive explorations recorded in Oakland California in 2016 featuring saxophonist Rent Romus with drummer / percussionist Rob Pumpelly and pianist Eli Wallace both of whom perform as the duo Dialectical Imagination.
Rob Pumpelly – drums/percussion
Rent Romus – alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones
Eli Wallace – piano
Romus’ Lords of Outland – In the darkness we speak a sound brightness and life
Saxophonist, composer Rent Romus started the Lords of Outland in 1994 a collective of like-minded musicians exploring improvisation, melody, noise, and sound art. The group develops original music ranging from unhinged free improvisation to thematic composition suites inspired by abstract and socio-political poetry, science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Throughout the the group’s rich history it’s core roster has changed numerous times as well as featuring pioneers in the music including Vinny Golia, John Tchicai, Hasan Abdur-Razzaq, LA Jenkins, and Josh Allen.
Rent Romus – alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, flute, overtone flutes
Collette McCaslin – trumpet, soprano saxphone, no-input analogue pedals
Philip Everett – drums, analogue synth, Xlarinet and lapharp
Ray Schaeffer- electric six-string bass, effects