Label: Drip Audio
experimental from Vancouver BC
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JP Carter/Dave Sikula
Carsick, a duo based out of Vancouver, involves JP Carter and Dave Sikula of the critically acclaimed quartet Inhabitants. The Calgary Sun calls their music “…dense & mind-bending…like a jazz revolution waiting to happen.” Carsick's self-titled debut (released in 2006 on Drip Audio) was made with only a Cornet , a guitar and a floor full of pedals. It was recorded live by award-winning producer/musician Jesse Zubot at the Jack Shadbolt Centre in Burnaby, BC.
The music of Carsick makes use of subtle melodic material, free improvisation and noise to create soundscapes both epic and minimal, dark and beautiful. The duo reaches some truly amazing sonic peaks with just two instruments at their disposal. Their work could please fans of ambient stalwarts Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, & Daniel Lanois just as easily as it could fans of Miles Davis, Tortoise or Sigur Ros.
JP Carter and Dave Sikula have worked with artists as diverse as Dave Douglas, Bill Laswell, Wayne Horvitz, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Peggy Lee and Brad Turner. At the 2005 Vancouver Int’l Jazz festival their band, Inhabitants, won the CBC’s Galaxie Rising Star Award.
"...a series of evocative soundscapes that are ripe with tiny, haunting melodies" - Victoria Times-Colonist
“There is a root of jazz in their pieces, as if Miles Davis played with Sonic Youth...” - Tandem
“Like drinking, then burning a fat cannon with buddies...Great CD" – sceneandheard.ca