Mike Ladd, Black Cracker join Grand Pianoramax on double-bill with Ladd’s The Infesticons. US and Euro press give praise.
Grand Pianoramax (L-R): Leo Tardin, Mike Ladd, Black Cracker, Dom Burkhalter.
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See Grand Pianoramax in an exclusive US performance on Wednesday, May 11th at DROM (85 Ave. A) in NYC!
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“Sleepwalk” (feat. Black Cracker & Karsh Kale)
About Grand Pianoramax
Berlin-based Grand Pianoramax has just released its third album Smooth Danger and now presents the latest single from the album, “Sleepwalk” featuring rapper Black Cracker and internationally known tabla player, Karsh Kale. Listen to and download “Sleepwalk” here: http://soundcloud.com/fanaticpro/grand-pianoramax-sleepwalk.
Following a European tour praised in the press (see below), the duo of award-winning jazz-funk-electro pianist, Leo Tardin and drum modernist Dom Burkhalter returns to the US for a one-off show in NYC at DROM (85 Ave. A, btw. 5th + 6th) on May 11th. Tardin and Burkhalter will be accompanied on stage by longtime collaborator Mike Ladd.
Pitchfork has said: “Mike Ladd is a man who defies classification. A former English professor who does rock, soul, spoken-word, blues, punk, psychedelia, and hip hop…” Also joining Grand Pianoramax on stage is Black Cracker, a rapper and poet best known for his work with Bunny Rabbit and Cocorosie. Mike Ladd’s current project, The Infesticons, will also perform on the double bill..
Leo Tardin of Grand Pianoramax is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
European Press for Grand Pianoramax’s 2011 Tour
“Mixing sparse and spiky grooves, spaced out piano and ambient soundscapes with rap and spoken word, Grand Pianoramax retains an edgy improvised side to their brainy beats.” – Time Out London (UK)
“Grand Pianoramax makes most musical risks worth taking; their creative tangents are channeled into seriously seductive grooves.” – Metro London (UK)
“A fat and powerful sonic ride keeping both the head and legs equally busy.” – Mannheimer Morgen (DE)
“An euphoric and idiosyncratic combination of styles and elements.” – Journal Frankfurt (DE)
“Grand Pianoramax is one of the most captivating music experiences to emerge over the last couple of years.” – Le Temps (CH)
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04. The Queen
08. Domestic Bliss (feat. Mike Ladd) (STREAM)
09. Midnight Morning
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