Source: Edgetone Records.
Rent Romus’ Lords of Outland
25 years under the mountain
Rent Romus’ Lords of Outland celebrate 25 years of underground music with their newest album under the mountain. The music features the core trio with drummer Philip Everett and bassist Ray Schaeffer and newest collective member guitarist Alex Cohen.
Rent Romus – alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, flutes, kantele, percussion
Ray Schaeffer – 6-string electric bass
Philip Everett – drums, autoharp, electronics
Alex Cohen – electric guitar, viola da gamba
Heikki “Mike” Koskinen
Born out of many years of musical collaborations these free flowing tracks were created in the moment through deep listening and responding to each other’s ideas. Recorded live in Helsinki, August Conversations is a meeting of two music veterans whose collaboration spans over five decades, and celebrates the long standing musical partnership of Finnish improvising musicians Teppo Hauta-aho & Heikki “Mike” Koskinen. It coincides with both of them receiving Finnish Music Archive’s “Jazz Legends” awards # 33 & 34 in Helsinki, on Sept 10, 2019.
Heikki “Mike” Koskinen – e- trumpet & tbn, tenor recorder & perc
Teppo Hauta-aho – bass, cello & perc
Spontaneous improvised textural atmospheres realized with field recordings, manipulated samples, and synthetic magnification of the unknowable.
Andre Custodio – manipulated sampling, synthesizers, percussion
Leroy Clark – field recordings, synthesizers, sampling, mixing