Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Oteri and Laczko release next WD-41 project

Willie Oteri and Dave Laczko’s


Temi Per Cinema

Following their critically acclaimed and well received 2009 release, WD-41, the duo of Willie Oteri and Dave Laczko, have teamed with the talents of beat jockey and multi-instrumentalist Dino J.A. Deane (John Zorn, Jon Hassell, Bill Frisell) and drummer Scott Amendola (Nels Cline, Charlie Hunter) for an extension of their exploratory sonic trip.

The readers of All About Jazz, the largest and most quoted Jazz publication in the world, voted WD-41 to the number 24 spot in the “Top 50 Most Recommended Reviews of 2009.” WD-41 also has reached 55 and climbing in the “Top 100 Most Recommended Reviews of All Time,” also at AAJ.

The new release, Temi Per Cinema, brings us another exciting, totally improvised, exploratory journey based on live loops by Willie Oteri with live trumpet and effects created by Dave Laczko. It will be released digitally on July 13, 2010 with the CD release following on August 24, 2010. Temi Per Cinema was recorded direct to two tracks in Oteri’s home with Deane and Amendola’s improvised tracks added later while still retaining that “live vibe.” Editing is kept to a minimum, a fade in here, a fade out there, leaving a raw energy and excitement that can only happen in an improvised setting.

Glenn Astarita at All About Jazz wrote about WD-41; “…a spacey trip; chock full of loops, streaming synth noises, and fractured sojourns into the cosmic void. The musicians fuse maniacal psychedelia with free-form improvisation. Oteri makes his guitar weep in concert with otherworldly implementations…”

Temi Per Cinema promises to take the listener even farther on this journey.

Willie Oteri’s musical versatility and talent has propelled him to collaborations and performances with J. A. Deane, Scott Amendola, Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, John Lennon), Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, XTC), Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa), Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel), Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani, SteveVai) Ronan Chris Murphy (producer/mixer), Brannen Temple (Sheena Easton, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson), Chris Maresh (Eric Johnson, Abra Moore, Mitch Watkins), Mike Malone (Jimmy Smith) and Ephraim Owens (Erika Badu). In recent years, it is Oteri's role as an improviser, composer and band leader which has garnered him increasing notoriety, coupled with his notable unique style on guitar.

WD-41 and WD-41+2 Temi Per Cinema are available at CDBaby, iTunes, Discipline Global Mobile (DGM), and Abstract Logix.

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