Kolumbo :: Imperial Bikers MC

Sonic chameleon Frank LoCrasto is set to release his next lp, Gung Ho, under the guise of Kolumbo, a nom de tune originally reserved as an outlet for LoCrasto’s excursions into the aesthetic worlds of Arthur Lyman, Roger Roger, Esquivel, Martin Denny, and others. While his solo records tend to be synth and piano heavy, with long vamps and ambience setting a vibe, Kolumbo features vast and intricate orchestrations reminiscent of the symphonic exotica and jazz-pop records birthed by Capital records in the 50s and 60s. Strings, woodwinds, brass, keyboard and percussion all make an appearance, buoyed by an edge of psychedelia complete with synthesizers and loads of tape echo.

“Imperial Bikers MC” is the first taste, LoCrasto’s tribute to the eponymous African American motorcycle club located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

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