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You Turn Me On EP

by Mysteries Of The Revolution

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Jazz/psychedelic/prog/rock band Mysteries Of The Revolution return with a 4-track download-only EP ‘You Turn Me On’. This is their first release since their cult eponymous 2007 debut album.

The genesis of multi-instrumentalist BB Davis’s MOTR grew out of his famed Red Orchidstra (whose version of the theme from the seminal '71 Brit gangster movie 'Get Carter' is acknowledged as a groove classic) and began as collaboration between BB, long-time musical associate French virtuoso keyboardist Dan Biro and a close friend and colleague the late, much lamented bassist Mark Smith.

MOTR music evokes the spirit of ‘70's fusion’ with influences ranging from Miles, Weather Report, Roland Kirk, Chick Corea, Coltrane, Soft Machine, Mahavishnu and Lifetime to Zappa and The Doors to neo-classicism and 'psychedelica electronica’.

Yet in no way is MOTR on an overt nostalgia trip. Far from it. It’s more about the spirit of that era being absorbed and infused into the band’s lexicon. Sure, the influences are there but, equally, MOTR champions its own brand of sonic innovation, energy, melodic feel and attitude. BB (whose largesse and performances are legendary) is a free spirit who never stands still or is afraid to push boundaries or, indeed, to show two fingers to the musical establishment. He and MOTR constantly move on.

With the second full album in the making, ‘You Turn Me On’ is a ‘taster’ of what’s to come. From the fizzing electro feedback which introduces the majestic 'You Turn Me On' to the chorale intro to BB's beatvox flute tour-de-force 'Pandinium' to the nascent Sirocco which unleashes the power of 'Pharoah's Scribbled Phantasms' to the soft melodic psychedelica of 'Donna Piede Piatto', this EP is full on with fire, passion, love n' feel.

The band also features exciting new blood with the addition of exceptional guitarist Vincenzo Lamagna and the gifted guitarist/writer and bassist Jonny Woolnough.

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released September 8, 2014

BB Davis - drums, flute, perc, beatvox, vox
Dan Biro – keyboards, programming
Vincenzo Lamagna - guitar
Jonny Woolnough - bass/guitar

All music by Davis/Biro except ‘Donna Piede Piatto’ by J. Woolnough
Recorded at Hole In The Wall Studios, London – Mastered by Luc Martinez at Medialoft, France

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Daniel Biro London, UK

Composer, keyboard player, producer, improvisor, songwriter, sound designer who loves the Rhodes electric piano + analog synths and makes jazz-fusion / electronic / ambient / art-prog / experimental music. From solo projects to working with his bands Echo Engine and Mysteries Of The Revolution, to film soundtracks, Daniel's unique cosmopolitan sound is at the centre of his multi-faceted universe. ... more

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