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KRAKATOA

Jazz Rock/Fusion • United States


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Krakatoa biography
KRAKATOA hatched in Philadelphia in 1997 and relocated to Brooklyn in early 2000. Val Opielski plays piano, bass or guitar, Glendon Jones plays violin or guitar, Ted Casterline plays bass or guitar and Ely Levin plays drums and percussion. Latley, Dave Brown plays violin and percussion, and Ben Freeman sometimes plays cello. Sarah Ferholt plays trumpet on the record.

KRAKATOA has enjoyed playing with: Wayne Horvitz and Zony Mash, Elliot Sharp's Tectonics, Marc Ribot/Los Cubanos Postizos, and Chicago's Cheer Accident at venues like Tonic, the Knitting Factory and Philly's Astrocade. They provided the original live soundtrack for a giant shadow puppet play at Philadelphia's Institute for Contemporary Art. They played at the Highwire Gallery for Toshi Makihara's Improv Music Series. KRAKATOA participated in the Black Sheer Puppet Festival in Pittsburgh, SOWEBO in Baltimore, and the WE Festival in Wilmington, NC. Their crowning achivement was a performance at the Alternativa Festival in Prague, where they joined some of the world's most innovative musicians in a triumphant celebration of global avant-garde music.

Source: Etherdrag Promo Biography

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We Are the RowboatsWe Are the Rowboats
Cuneiform 2003
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Togetherness by KRAKATOA (0100-01-01)Togetherness by KRAKATOA (0100-01-01)
Etherdrag
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Channel Static Blackout by Krakatoa (2002-04-16?Channel Static Blackout by Krakatoa (2002-04-16?
Second Nature
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Cuneiform
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BlowBlow
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Imports 2009
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3.12 | 6 ratings
Plan Ahead
1999
3.80 | 5 ratings
Togetherness
2002
3.96 | 8 ratings
We Are The Rowboats
2003

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 Plan Ahead by KRAKATOA album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.12 | 6 ratings

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Plan Ahead
Krakatoa Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars US Avant Prog/Chamber Rock quartet,emerging in late-90's in Philadelphia out of the ashes of the theatrical burlesque/rock act The Lost Art of Puppet Orchestra.Bassist/guitarist Ted Casterline, guitarist/viloin player Glendan Jones and keyboardist Valerie Opielski,all former members of T.L.A.o.P. invited drummer Jay Horvath to join them and Krakatoa was born.Their debut on Etherdrag Records ''Plan ahead'' was released in 1999.

Their sound on this instrumental debut is an extremely rich and powerful mix of Jazz- Rock,Avant Fusion and Chamber Rock,not unlike Canadians ROUGE CIEL minus the explosive guitar parts of the later.With bass,piano and violin in evidence,Krakatoa create a challenging style with highly complex rhythmic patterns,unusual breaks,jazzy improvisations and deeply dissonant passages.The band produces some quite interesting grooves,over which guitars,piano and violin are free to overdose the sound with some interesting individual performances,while all tracks alternate between heavy and mellow moments.There are also hints of FROGG CAFE's sound in places,especially when violins take over and some influences from boggie rock on the groovy parts.All in all,this album is a strange journey,where power meets complexity meets Avant atmospheres.

Far from a piece of cake for even the qualified prog listener,''Plan ahead'' is an album for those into trully artistic musicianship with a very complicated,jazzy face.Warmly recommended.

 We Are The Rowboats    by KRAKATOA album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.96 | 8 ratings

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We Are The Rowboats
Krakatoa Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Moatilliatta
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Among all of the wild and crazy bands that come from Cuneiform Records, Krakatoa stands out from them by being not so out-there. It's still hard to classify this groups subgenre because they play a unique brand of pop-rock that impliments some avant-garde, classical and jazz elements into the mix, creating a pretty unique sound that is a whole lot of fun. The music seems really simple, but it's a bit more dense than it seems. There is good group interplay and while the song lengths are all under five minutes, save for one that breaks that mark by a mere five seconds, they get a lot accomplished. They album gets a little weak during the second half, but it's still got some goodies and none of the tracks are poor.

It's almost like a post-rock band that is all about good times and having a ball. One of the most fun albums I own. Highlights are the catchy "Spiral Drive," the violin driven "Telegraph," which is probably the darkest piece on the album, albeit still far from seriously dark, "You Deflect Happiness," Space Conqueror," and the bands interpretation of "Sabre Dance"

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