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Cycle Maintenance by House Band

House Band is a group of musicians make up the kaleidoscope of record label Louie Records, which encourages the evolution of new sound. According to their Web site, "Louie Records was formed, in part, to allow a bunch of youthful middle-age folks, with no particular stylistic ax to grind, an opportunity to be heard. Dave Storrs, who runs Louie Records, has added engineer and producer to the many other musical hats he has worn in a 35 year music career. In a garage/studio away from big city traffic and the corporate mentality, Storrs and company have been crafting sounds that come from years of playing, listening, feeling, and just plain living."

"Cycle Maintenance" is House Band's latest compilation, which according to Storrs, "It took awhile for this band to get together. Some of this was recorded in Corvallis, but the rest were Saturday sessions at Mark's. We'd set up, talk, stand out in front of the door and then we'd go."

Without the configuration of equipment involved in a recording studio, "Cycle Maintenance," with just eight tracks, sounds not only pure, but the listener will feel as if they are sitting in one of those musical sessions. There is high energy, as well as years of experience.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: House Band
  • CD Title: Cycle Maintenance
  • Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Modern
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Louie Records
  • Tracks: Wide Wise, Sideways Portal, Commotion in the Ocean, Wind Down Summit, Push and Pull, See Look Stare There, Big Stretch, Full Cycle
  • Musicians: Mark Bjorklund (piano, keys, percussion), Page Hundemer (bass, loops), Mike Klobas (drums), Dave Storrs (drums, keys, trombone)
  • Rating: Three Stars
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