Moodswing Orchestra

by Ben Perowsky's Moodswing Orchestra

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Presented by BEN PEROWSKY

Featuring Guest Appearances by JOAN WASSER (Joan As Policewoman), BEBEL GILBERTO, MIHO HATORI (Cibo Matto), ELYSIAN FIELDS & STEVEN BERNSTEIN

Toiling away in his free time like a mad sonic scientist, drummer/composer Ben Perowsky has brought to life the Moodswing Orchestra, a creation much prettier than Frankenstein’s monster but no less hand-stitched in the laboratory. Featuring a host of NYC’s finest songsters and improvisers, Moodswing carves a bipolar path between hypnotic grooves and body-shaking trances. When offering inspiration to the diverse cast, Perowsky gave his collaborators one guiding edict: “Less Herbie, more Eno” and never had to offer any further direction. Perowsky is no stranger to aural collage. It’s been two decades since he co-founded the groundbreaking jazz/rock/hip-hop group Lost Tribe, and in the interim he’s bounced effortlessly between genres – as a first-call drummer for jazz artists like John Zorn, John Scofield, Dave Douglas and Uri Caine or as a contributor to rock acts like Elysian Fields, Joan as Policewoman and 101 Crustaceans or clocking session and road time with Rickie Lee Jones, Walter Becker, John Cale, Hercules & Love Affair, Rufus Wainwright, Belle And Sebastian, etc.

Press:
“The resultant sonic bath of swirling moody ambience and sensuous vocalismo sounds superbly seductive…A total sonic environment that can serve as the soundtrack to any movie you care to create for it.”
- Fort Worth Weekly

“A force that can’t be denied”
- Under the Radar

“A seductive sonic alloy…Soothing jams with striking originality and exceptional musicianship”
- Alarm Magazine

"Angular trip-hop improvisations lay the framework for hesitating and haunted female vocals."
- Village Voice

“ESSENTIAL…sounds more like Massive Attack than anything resembling jazz…Moodswing manages to mesmerize and thrill at the same time”
– Boston Globe

credits

released September 29, 2009

Ben Perowsky. drums.bells.sincussion.voice
Glenn Patscha. electric/acoustic piano.comb.voice tk. 4
Markus Miller. turntables.electronics.dial tones
Oren Bloedow. bass.voice tk. 4
Steven Bernstein. trumpet
Doug Wieselman. woodwinds
Marcus Rojas. tuba.voice.air
Pamelia Kurstin. theremin
Joan Wasser. voice tk. 1
Jennifer Charles. voice tk. 3, 8
Miho Hatori. voice tk. 6
Elyas Khan. voice tk. 5
Bebel Gilberto. voice tk. 4

Produced, Arranged & Edited by Ben Perowsky
Recorded at Unique Studios NYC by Pat Dillett
Additional Recording by Ben Perowsky on location
Mixed by Pat Dillett at Campo Studios
Mastered by UE at Sterling Sound
guest audio tools - Mr. Dorgon, Ted Reichman, Arcady Freeman, Samuel Baron (Karl Korte), William Parker
Photos/Design by Ben Perowsky

1. Sweet Adelaide 5:34 (B. Perowsky, G. Patscha, M. Miller, J. Wasser)
2. 1972 4:29 (B. Perowsky, G. Patscha, M. Miller, O. Bloedow)
3. Dolly 5:55 (B. Perowsky, G. Patscha, M. Miller, O. Bloedow, J. Charles)
4. Kings Fall 7:06 (B. Perowsky, G. Patscha, M. Miller, O. Bloedow, B. Gilberto)
5. Till U Die 3:01 (B. Perowsky, G. Patscha, M. Miller, O. Bloedow, E. Khan)
6. Land of Snow 4:28 (B. Perowsky, G. Patscha, M. Miller, O. Bloedow, M. Hatori)
7. High Waters 4:08 (B. Perowsky, G. Patscha, M. Miller, O. Bloedow)
8. Birds on Fire 5:39 (B. Perowsky, G. Patscha, M. Miller, J. Charles)
9. Acheron Way 3:21 (B. Perowsky, G. Patscha, M. Miller, O. Bloedow)

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Ben Perowsky Brooklyn, New York

Drummer Ben Perowsky’s notable career has placed him among a small vanguard of players able to move between jazz, experimental music and cutting edge pop and rock. His extensive list of credits and collaborators can be seen on his website: perowsky.com

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Track Name: Sweet Adelaide
intro vamp and/or on chorus:
xx is xy is xx....
i'm the man for you
i'm the man for you
xx is xy is xx....
sweet adelaide your my kind

VS
strike a match and you will see
there is no difference between
he or she or she or he
there is no difference between

did you loose somethin bad
xy is xx is xy is xx is xy....

sweet adelaide your my kind

(repeat vs)

BRIDGE

chasin war away
chasin war away
Track Name: Kings Fall
lyrics coming soon