Dragonflies Dream in Sepia
Katatonic is an Electronic composer living in Austin, TX. With near to 30yrs of experience in the Music & Theatre business, working with some of the biggest names in the Rock, Pop & Country fields, both in the studio & live on stage, fulfilling other peoples dreams. 'Dragonflies Dream in Sepia' is the hard earned realization of his own dream. Brought up on Jazz, Classical, Theatre, & Rock, Katatonic's musical influences are varied & dynamic, this is evident upon listening to his work. Born into Basie, Ellington, Dorsey & Sinatra, weened on Verdi, Puccini, Louie & Ella, formed his opinions of life on Hendrix, The Beatles, Montrose & Traffic & expanded his mind with NIN, The Prodigy, Underworld, Helmet, Bauhaus & Everything But The Girl. Katatonic composes music that is complex & lush. Subtle melodic textures, layers of rhythm & haunting piano's push you through a genre-bending fusion of Breakbeats, Jazz, Funk & DnB (and just a touch of House for good measure). Electronica that will make you rethink your preconceived notions of what music is supposed to be. This is Intelligent Dance Music brought to a new level. This is Katatonic Music. 'Dragonflies Dream in Sepia', starts strong with the Latin inspired 'Mosca Spagnolo (Spanish Fly)'. Sexy rhythms playing against fierce Spanish guitars, evoking images of hot dusty days & long sexy nights in Barcelona. From the crazy, beautiful syncopation that is 'Chaos Theory' to the haunting 'Dance with The Devil' Katatonic's music never disappoints delivering surprises around every corner. 'Thoughts of Chicago (The Wendy Sessions pt1)' takes you on a journey into the heart of the windy city, from the calm of early morn thru the hustle & bustle of Chicago nights & delivering you out safely into the morn again. 'O' Discordia (Funk in G)' (thanks to writer Stephen King for his 'The Dark Tower' series goodbye dear friend) is dark, nasty Electro-Funk Katatonic style. Katatonic's music allows your mind to take you where your soul needs to go, music that is dynamic in it's accompanying instrumentation & with an undefined underground feel to it. Katatonic has been compared to composer Steve Reich, rich & complex yet somehow minimalist at it's barest level. 'Dragonflies Dream in Sepia' is a pleasure assault to the senses, this music feeds on Loud! Twelve tracks that deliver a passionate, yet brief glimpse into the frenetic mind that is KATATONIC. Are you Katatonic?.........I am!