Geoglyphs plays highly rhythmic music exploring a broad spectrum of sound. Drawing from diverse influences in instrumental rock, hardcore punk, jazz, minimalism, electronic, and other experimental music, they build and deconstruct multiple sonic layers, mixing tightly composed passages with bursts of free improvisation, noise, and ambience.
Recorded by Michael Hutcherson and Greg Moss at Blast Zone, Roxbury MA
Mastered by Jim Aveni at Undercurrent, New Haven CT
Released in 2009
CD with hand-painted cover art
Limited edition of 100
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9/22 at Internal Matter, Boston MA. Senses series, presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel
4/22 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA w/ Squelcher, Planet of Adventure
3/12 at Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain MA w/ E, Gondoliers
10/6 at The Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain MA w/ Royal Wedding, Brown Lasers, Rob Noyes
9/19 at Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain MA w/ Jason Sanford, Tall Wall
9/2 at O'Brien's, Allston MA w/ Black Squares / White Islands
9/4 at The Sierra Grille, Northampton MA w/ Rebel Base
5/30 at Washington Street Art Center, Somerville MA w/ Hex Map
5/10 at The Lilypad, Cambridge MA w/ 27, Owlfood
Writing and recording Earth Science Fiction
11/23 at Rosebud, Somerville MA w/ Irukandji
9/17 at Charlies Kitchen, Cambridge MA w/ Battle House
4/11 at PA's Lounge, Somerville MA w/ Many Arms, Brendan Murray, Eat Cloud
4/10 at Cafe Nine, New Haven CT w/ Many Arms
7/10 at Umbrella Gallery, Fitchburg MA w/ Animal Hospital
7/9 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA w/ Animal Hospital, High aura'd
4/01 at Great Scott, Allston MA w/ Big Bear, Ho-Ag
3/10 at O'Brien's, Allston MA w/ Quoins, Kuan
11/6 at AS220, Providence RI w/ The Glass Shivers, High aura'd
11/2 at Great Scott, Allston MA w/ Humanwine
10/27 at The Midway Cafe;, Jamaica Plain MA w/ Many Arms, schnAAk
10/23 at Loft Space - "Installment III", Allston MA, w/ Broken River Prophet, Kuan
8/30 at O'Brien's, Allston MA, w/ Sonic Suicide Squad, Tristan Da Cunha
6/12 at Cafe Nine, New Haven CT w/ Zevious, Humanoid
5/20 at PA's Lounge, Somerville MA w/ Animal Hospital, Lineland
2/23 at Middle East, Cambridge MA w/ Zs, Keith Fullerton Whitman + Geoff Mullen
12/13 at Outside the Lines Studio, Medford MA w/ Fertile Crescent, Cathy Cathodic
12/3 at Great Scott, Allston MA w/ Summerduck, Badman, Hero(n) of Alexandria
Multi-instrumentalists Frank Aveni and Joshua Owsley met in 2007 and bonded over a shared interest in the music of Sun Ra, Can, and many others. They soon formed Geoglyphs and began collaborating on compositions and honing their aesthetic approach as an instrumental duo. Drawing from the realms from rock, improvisational, experimental, and electronic music, their dynamic compositions build and deconstruct multiple sonic and rhythmic layers, mixing tightly composed passages with bursts of free improvisation, noise, and abstraction.
In October 2008, Geoglyphs released their eponymous 4-song EP. Recently, they have been hard at work on a full-length album titled Earth Science Fiction that is slated for release later this year. Recorded at Firehouse 12 in New Haven with engineer Nick Lloyd (Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Mary Halvorson) and mixed with Michael Hutcherson (Owlfood, Your Reflection) and Greg Moss (ISIS, 27) at the Soul Shop in Medford, MA, this new record captures the evolution of Geoglyphs' rich and varied sound.
Inspired by and sometimes recalling the work of genre-bending bands like This Heat, Tortoise, and Soft Machine, Earth Science Fiction spans a wide sonic territory, combining the volume and energy of punk and hardcore with the improvisation of jazz, tempered with waves of ambient and textural sound.