Artist Name: Jorge Arana Trio
Album Name: Mammoth
Record Label: Haymaker Records
Release Date: September 23, 2016 / October 14, 2016
Catalog No.: HAY011-LP
Formats: Digital Download / 12-Inch Vinyl
The Jorge Arana Trio is Jorge Arana, Josh Enyart, and Jason Nash. They were formed in 2011 from the sparks of several progressive outfits colliding in an avant-garde geometry of rock, jazz, classical, punk, electronic, experimental, and incidental music. The Jorge Arana Trio has built a reputation as a gem within the Kansas City music scene and beyond. Their unique stylistic blend continues to turn the heads of diverse crowds.
Jorge Arana Trio’s latest offering, Mammoth, marks their third release and second full-length. Mammoth is a sophisticated blend of sounds and structures that challenges expectations, pushing the art rock genre into the world of progressive music with jazz fusion and math rock elements. Building on previous albums Mapache and Oso‘s use of playful genuine interaction in the patterned riffs and rhythms, Mammoth ups the ante by incorporating a tense and dark mood across the entire album. This album is aggressive, this album is frantic, this album is a true “bruiser”. “Speak, Beast” sets the tone, casting a menacing shadow of distorted lead guitar over brooding keyboard pads and drums that sound more tribal than belonging in a rock band. With Mammoth, the listener gets the feel that they are in an epoch not their own – they are in a world of gnashing tusks, embattlement, and ultimately survival. Recorded in early 2016 by Justin Wilson at Sound 81 Productions, the album marks a new place and time in the Jorge Arana Trio‘s musical endeavors.
Mammoth will be available in digital media formats starting Friday September 23rd, 2016.
Mammoth 12-Inch Limited edition copies of the LP on silver vinyl are currently SOLD OUT. 12-Inch black vinyl officially hit stores on Friday October 14th, 2016.
- KCUR 90.1FM – Music Review: Jorge Arana Trio’s ‘Mammoth’
- Bridge 90.9FM Review – Jorge Arana Trio: Craftsmen of Controlled Chaos
- Mills Record Company – A Look in the Local Bin: Jorge Arana Trio
- Plastic Sax – Album Review: The Jorge Arana Trio – Mammoth