Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Decimus ABSOLUTELY LIVE on My Castle of Quiet, TONIGHT!
Decimus is the name for the solo creations of Pat Murano, a sonic journeyman of many stripes. A long-time member of the No-Neck Blues Band, Pat also formed the outstanding two-man collaborations K Salvatore and Key of Shame, in addition to forming and fronting Malkuth (who played on The Castle in Jan. of 2010), one of the most important and highly original black metal bands in NYC history. Pat is a player with a lot to offer, the music apparently shuffling for position within and without him.
The Decimus works are gloriously patient and long-form, not "noise" at all, but melodic, even "psychedelic" at times, the individual pieces ranging anywhere from 7 to 45 minutes in length. Were it not known that Pat was working multiple keyboards and a mixer from a tabletop vantage point, one might presume, based on the sound of things, that Decimus were some sort of progressive electronic ensemble of four-to-five persons. These pieces flow, surge and subside, with melody, counterpoint and polyrhythms bouncing off the walls, not unlike the works of Bianchi and Schnitzler (the latter, R.I.P.)
My Castle of Quiet is pleased to present a live, in-the-moment performance by Decimus.
All giallos suddenly make complete sense @ 12 mid.
Decimus @ 12:30 a.m. approx.
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