Astroturf Noise

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about

Astroturf Noise exists at the intersection of free improvisation, effects-heavy noise music, and American roots music.

The group’s sound marries the propulsive rhythmic drive of bluegrass with the snarl of Downtown agitators such as the Lounge Lizards, Arto Lindsay, and James Chance along with textural flavors touching on glitch music, dub, doom metal, and Ornette Coleman. A broad melange to be sure, but one anchored by the group’s energetic drive and idiosyncratic improvisational language. This is the synthetic counterpoint to Bill Monroe’s “Bluegrass Boys”.

Astroturf Noise was formed by Sam Day Harmet (mandolin/fx) and Sana Nagano (violin/fx) in 2016 after meeting at Karl Berger’s Creative Music Studio and discovering a shared affinity for high-energy free improv and American folk traditions. After a period of developing as a duo, they added versatile bassist Zach Swanson in 2018. Their debut self-titled album features guest contributions from genre-defying artists Billy Martin (percussion) and Sarah Bernstein (violin).

Listen to this album to hear the New York avant-garde in conversation with rural America.

credits

released March 13, 2020

Sam Day Harmet - Mandolin/fx
Sana Nagano - Violin/fx
Zach Swanson - Bass

guests:
Billy Martin - Percussion (1, 5)
Sarah Bernstein - Violin/fx (2)

Recorded August 2019
Recording and mix by Martin Bisi at BC Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Jon Cohrs, Bear Call Mastering

Photo by Reuben Radding
Graphic design by Sergio Vezzali

All music by Sam Day Harmet, BMI

577 Records is an independent record label based in Brooklyn, New York operating since 2001

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577 Records is proud to be celebrating its 20 year anniversary. The label has been producing music since 2001 and has released albums featuring the work of artists from New York and around the world.

The name was taken from the address of the house where these concerts first took place (577 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York).
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