Recorded by Floyd Reitsma at Seattle’s Studio Litho, mixed by Evan Schiller, and mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING.....
"On this disc, the band sounds huge, almost orchestral, but also lithe. You could almost say this is chamber jazz, but there’s too much modernity to honestly describe it that way....these are pieces that can only be conceived by someone with a intimate understanding of many music forms; Boshnack’s exposure ranges from Bach to Balkan.....Boshnack’s randy side comes out fully on the title track. This schizo song gets off with a stuttering beat and a rock demeanor, Clement’s Wurlitzer resembling an electric guitar, but also punctuated by quiet solo piano moments. The song picks up steam again, culminating in some female Cookie Monster growling from Fleenor followed by a Mexican trumpet harmony. Yep, it’s a trip." (somethingelsereviews)
> read more: somethingelsereviews.com/2014/03/14/sam-boshnack-quintet-exploding-syndrome-2014/
"The songs on Explosion Syndrome traverse a span of emotions, from doleful ballad to simmering groove...The music bursts with color - Boshnack’s trumpet sallies with Beth Fleenor’s clarinet, Dawn Clement understates her elegant piano and provides occasional electric filigree with Wurlitzer while drummer Max Wood and bassist Isaac Castillo walk a subtly shifting rhythmic foundation." (Jonathan Zwickel / City Arts Magazine)
> read more: www.cityartsonline.com/articles/far-out-close
"A collection of short ostinato bass figures, choice pianism, sweet and spicy bass clarinet, and layered rhythmic dynamism...On Exploding Syndrome, Boshnack has made way for the voices of colleagues to shine – Dawn Clement in deep understanding of compositions; Castillo with anchored sound and fine arco moments; Fleenor with driving, bass clarinet counter point and a great recorded take of her improvised Patton-esque vocals" (Schraepfer Harvey / Earshot Jazz)
> read more: www.earshot.org/Publication/profiles/profile_14_03_Boshnack.html