A Prog Is Alive WKND SPIN: Sloth & Turtle – ‘Sloth & Turtle’ EP
Sloth & Turtle are available @ iTunes.
by Walter Price
Before you in the know get all up in my apparent naivete, I’m certainly aware that there is a modern prog-rock scene. But I do marvel a bit that musicians in their 20-somethings would pick up and further the art-rock movement forged by the brilliance of Procol Harum, Rush, and Soft Machine.
I also get a kick of delight that a group out of Santa Rosa, California is honoring this genre so beautifully. The outfit is Sloth & Turtle and their self-titled EP is a technical marvel. But what these cats do, that many forget, is they weave in a heaping dose of exuberance. With hints of garage, metal, emo, and plenty of whimsy intricately intertwined, this is an EP well worth your weekend spin.
Before you add this to your playlist, check out Red Fox Productions’ video for the lead track, “Toys”, below.
SLOTH & TURTLE
Produced by Sloth & Turtle
Recording Engineers: Jaime Alan Wosk (JAW studios) and Nick Botelho (NB Recording)
Mixing Engineer: Jaime Alan Wosk
Mastering Engineer: Kris Crummett
Guitars: Nico Molinari and Jaime Alan Wosk
Bass: Brian Kincaid
Drums: Linden Reed
Cello: Linden Reed
Keyboards: Jaime Alan Wosk
Tenor Sax: “Toys are Back in Town” by Nick Tudor
Electronics/Synth Effects: Noah Latham-Ponneck and Nico Molinari
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