Progressive Electric Punk Jazz!
collection of tunes by an electric grouping
of the New Haven Improviser Collective
features heart stopping musical explorations
with rhythm, melody and sonic splendor.
Electric NHIC evolved from the high energy
avant-funk of Mayhem Circus Electric, a
signature grouping of the New Haven
Improvisers Collective. MCE's well-received
CD, Lubricity, was praised by the New Haven
Advocate for its tight post funk grooves and
called fun and relentlessly heavy creative
jazz by Cadence magazine. It was compared to
Electric Miles Davis with the jagged
angularity of classic Captain Beefheart and
an obvious sense of fun.
In support of Lubricity, MCE took the music
to rock clubs like Toads Place, and
festivals around New England in addition to
top Jazz and new music venues like
Firehouse12 and the Buttonwood Tree.
The group's members come from various
backgrounds and the music's focus naturally
beyond the initial high energy stomp. New
in as the group took a broader view
electronica, progressive rock, moody modal
laid back electric jazz. The Circus and the
became only part of the story, so the band
name Electric NHIC.
The Music on Ground Waves is
sometimes aggressive, sometimes
delicate. Precision and abandon are
part of the ride. Buckle up.
NHIC is a far-reaching collective of
creative musicians forming into a particular
group to play particular music in a
particular moment. NHIC is
interaction, conflict, and harmony.
notices about MCE and NHIC
Fun and Relentlessly heavy
- Cadence Magazine
Tight Post-Funk Grooves. The rewards are
myriad and exciting.
- New Haven Advocate
has conceptual flair and group dynamic heft. And
they seem to be enjoying every moment of it. I say
bravo to all that!
- Grego Applegate
Artsy modern-musical fun.
- Craig Matsumoto, KZSU,
very nice music.
- Gérard Viols
Radiojazz 34, France
- Owen McNally, The Hartford
It's a wonder that these voices aren't usually heard
outside of New Haven environs.
-Signal to Noise Magazine