Stick Men is a rock trio like no other. Playing instruments not seen or heard every day, and writing captivating, challenging music, they embody the tradition of progressive rock.
Stick Men is created from musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson. Mastelotto is in demand all over the world as the premier drummer for progressive rock. Levin plays an unusual instrument -- the 12 string Chapman Stick -- in Crimson, with Peter Gabriel and others. Markus Reuter is a composer/guitarist who designs and plays his own unique touch style guitar. With all these unusual instruments, this does not sound like three guys!
Their newest and best work yet, DEEP features heavy rock pieces “Concussion”, “Horatio”, the 11 min. tone poem “Whale Watch” and the musically amusing “Nude Descending Staircase.” Mixed by Machine (producer for King Crimson, Clutch, Lamb of God), this is a must have for King Crimson and Progressive Rock fans.
TONY LEVIN: Born in Boston, Tony Levin started out in Classical music, playing bass in the Rochester Philharmonic. Then moving into jazz and rock, he has had a notable career, recording with John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Yes, Alice Cooper, and many more. He has also released 5 solo CDs and three books. In addition to touring with Stick Men, he is currently a member of King Crimson, of the Peter Gabriel Band, and of the jazz band L'Image. His popular website, tonylevin.com
, featured one of the web's first blogs, and has over 4 million visits.
PAT MASTELOTTO: Very rarely does a drummer go on to forge the most successful career on the demise of their former hit band. Phil Collins and Dave Grohl have managed it, so too has Pat Mastelotto, a self taught drummer from Northern California, who has also been involved with pushing the envelope of electronic drumming. Pat has spent a lifetime jumping genres from pop, to prog, to electronica to world music with – among others – Mr. Mister, XTC, David Sylvian,
The Rembrandts, Kimmo Pohjonen, and for the last 15 years with King Crimson.
MARKUS REUTER: Markus is a composer, guitarist, and producer. Initially trained as a pianist, he subsequently studied Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft and learned to play the Chapman Stick -- later moving onto the self-designed U8 Touch Guitar. Reuter has released several solo recordings and worked extensively with other musicians. He is one of the core members of the experimental band Centrozoon, is half of the duo Tuner (with Pat Mastelotto) and was also a member of Europa String Choir. Reuter has collaborated with Ian Boddy, Robert Rich, No-Man singer Tim Bowness, and many others.
released February 19, 2013
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Tony Levin – Chapman Stick, Voice
Markus Reuter – Touch Guitar, Electronics
Pat Mastelotto – Acoustic and Electric Drums
Written and produced by Stick Men
Mixed by Machine for Machine Shop Productions
Mastered by Lee Fletcher for Unsung Productions