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The Aggregate Loss of Possibility


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IDYLLWILD EP was recorded live at Idyllwild Arts Academy by Chris Reba in the early spring of 2019, following the band's second residency at the academy.

This first single release, "The Aggregate Loss of Possibility," is sort-of, for me, about the passage of time (the title comes from Charles Yu's "How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe"). It's a simple composition, upon which the band embarks on a free improvisation that's mainly concerned with texture and a swirling, yet forward motion. I hope it puts you at ease.

The visual artwork is truly not what it seems, in that James Nasmyth created images of the moon's surface at a time before photography was able to capture what could be seen from a telescope. His images are actually photographs of plaster models, which he created based on drawings of what he viewed through his telescope.

Any donations received for this music on June 5th, 2020 will be directly donated to the Greater New York chapter of Black Lives Matter. Our previous digital records will also remain pay-what-you-want, and both digital and physical formats will include the new IDYLLWILD EP as a digital download. 

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from IDYLLWILD EP, track released June 5, 2020
John Blevins - trumpet, loops & effects
Drew Williams - bass clarinet, loops & effects
Jeff McLaughlin - electric guitar
Jesse Bielenberg - electric bass
Noel Brennan - drums, cymbals, percussion

Recorded live at Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA by Chris Reba
Mixed by Chris Reba
Mastered by Joseph Branciforte at Greyfade Studio
Produced by John Blevins, Drew Williams, Jeff McLaughlin, Jesse Bielenberg, and Noel Brennan
Artwork layout by John Blevins, "Normal Lunar Crater" (1874) by James Nasmyth
Stock video footage edited by John Blevins

Composition by John Blevins © and ℗ 2020 John Blevins Music (ASCAP)


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John Blevins' MATTERHORN New York, New York

MATTERHORN is an electrifying confluence of jazz, rock, and the avant-garde led by trumpeter John Blevins. The group's eponymous debut album released on pfMENTUM records in 2015. Their second LP, Uzumati, released on ears&eyes Records in 2018 followed by their 2020 release, IDYLLWILD EP, recorded live at Idyllwild Arts Academy. ... more

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