Oort Smog Release 'Every Motherfucker Is Your Brother'

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.November 11th, 2022 (Los Angeles, CA):

Every Motherfucker Is Your Brother from duo Oort Smog (Patrick Shiroishi & Mark Kimbrell) is out now on all platforms.
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Oort Smog aims to continue the sax-drum duo tradition, inspired by early formations such as John Coltrane and Rashied Ali and pursued through the years by Anthony Braxton & Andrew Cyrille, Sax Ruins & Dead Neanderthals. Mark Kimbrell and Patrick Shiroishi combine elements of brutal prog (both are members in Upsilon Acrux) and free improvisation in their long form composition 'Every Motherfucker is Your Brother'. Written over the course of eighteen months and recorded during the pandemic/George Floyd & Breonna Taylor protests, Oort Smog drew from a number of influences to create their own sound - one of urgency, heaviness, and hope.
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“Free jazz scatters like prismatic shards, terraforming the pure sonic energy into angular prog landscapes. It’s dizzying and utterly fucking incredible.” Foxy Digitalis

“a relentless and reverent attack on the senses, where every saxophone howl or percussive clang lights up your entire nervous system” Merry-Go-Round Magazine

“A freewheeling half-hour that flows from minimalist waves of clarinet and sax, through turbid waves of rolling beats and layered texture” The Wire
WATCH “EVERY MOTHERFUCKER IS YOUR BROTHER” VIDEO 
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 Credit Jessica Arnold

.Patrick Shiroishi is a Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles who is perhaps best known for his extensive and incredibly intense work with the saxophone. Over the last decade he has established himself as one of the premier improvising musicians in Los Angeles, playing solo and in numerous collaborative projects. Shiroishi may well be considered a foundational player in the city’s vast musical expanse.

Mark Kimbrell is a Los Angeles-based drummer, known for his high-energy propulsive drumming style. After a two-year study of commercial music at Musicians Institute, Mark abandoned the pursuit of the mainstream in favor of more esoteric forms, immersing in the fertile creativia of Los Angeles diy music. This led to a stint in Upsilon Acrux, alongside fellow drummer Dylan Fujioka and saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi, with whom he formed Oort Smog in 2014.

'Every Motherfucker Is Your Brother'
Recorded June 2020 at @humanresourcesla
Additional recording summer 2020 at Daniel’s Garage

Patrick Shiroishi: Saxophones & Effects
Mark Kimbrell: Drums
Additional guitar by Daniel Zaidenstadt

Recorded and mixed by Daniel Zaidenstadt
Assisted by @theblingmasterZ
Mastered by @plotkinworks
Artwork by @OKAINAIMAGE
Layout by Francie Chang

Film shot and edited by Dylan Pecora

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