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Martin Bisi


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Experimental

Status:

Most recent release, Ex Nihilo (2014)

See also:

Martin Bisi's site

Martin Bisi's MySpace page

Comparisons:

Frank Zappa, Sonic Youth, The The

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Martin Bisi is an in-demand producer who tries his hand at solo work nicely. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Sirens Of The Apocalypse is the first we've heard

Recordings:

  • Creole Mass (New Alliance/SST) 1988
  • All Will Be Won (New Alliance/SST) 1993
  • See Ya In Tiajuana (EP, with Las Cochinas, 1994)
  • Dear Papi, I'm In Jail (EP, with Las Cochinas, 1996)
  • Milkyway Of Love (with Las Cochinas, 1999)
  • Sirens Of The Apocalypse (2008)
  • Son of a Gun (EP, 2009)
  • Ex Nihilo (2014)

Sirens Of The Apocalypse

Release info:

2008—Black Freighter Records

Availability:

See Martin Bisi's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Martin Bisi—vocals, guitar, effects

Guest artists:

Billy Atwell—drums, percussion (6, 8), sitar (8, 10), lap steel (10)
Christian Bongers—bass
DJ Butterface—keyboards, vocals, turntables (11, 12)
Rebecca Moore—piano (2)
John Dylan Keith—drums (1)
DJ President IKE—scratching (1)
Daniell Hopta—additional vocals (2, 5)
Angelica Bisis, Amy Carr—additional vocals (7)
Briney Dillon, Ajda The Turkish Queen, Jenni Knight, Kerry Kennedy—vocals (1)

Comments:

Well, this is odd. Martin Bisi is better known as producer, but he negotiates being a solo artist well. He plays an unusual yet sometimes catchy blend of sounds that can be accessible if you're in the right mood. "Mary Maudlin" sounds very Frank Zappa and features the lovely Rebecca Moore as the muse of the piece. "Goth Chick 98" is pretty yet has an odd rhythm and a weird sound throughout. "Buddhist Girl" is quite droll, yet has a sting in its tail. Needless to say this wont be for everyone, but quite a few fans of the unusual will enjoy it. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to stjarnell@yahoo.com for work on this entry.

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