Musicians Jimi Durso and Matt Baranello release “Upside Out”
(Long Island, NY) Musicians Jimi Durso and Matt Baranello are no strangers to the music industry and the world of the working musicians. In fact they have been playing together in quite a few projects since 1994; most notably with the successful experimental jazz group known as Piltdown Man. For many years Piltdown man has been turning heads and opening ears to their very cool, very hip and even strange jazz compositions. Seeing them live would often lead to incredible improvisations and experimental lessons on how far music theory can be pushed and enjoyed. In fact they released Piltdown Man “Primordial Selections” 1995-2001 on itunes and a limited edition print through AJB Productions, the independent label that they belong to.
But that is what was. Coincidence Machine is what is. A new project that is far more Rock and Roll. Still on the experimental side, but Coincidence Machine comes with edge and something to say. Their sound is very unique with a throwback feel to the art rock era. Everything from the sound of the recordings and production of the songs to the arrangements and vocal approach screams unique and pulls from all of their influences. The song “I cry alone” has a very bluesy feel yet, their are subliminal elements to 80′s heavy metal in the approach of the vocal performed by Matt Baranello.
The first official single that they released with a music video to go along with it: “Shadow Voice” features a haunting vocal by Jimi Durso where you do in fact feel like you are hearing a shadow coming out from a dark cave. This to go along with a really heavy hook of a bass line leads to a very memorable song to vibe out to.
The solid form limited CD pressing will be released on July 27 at a private performance of the entire album and will also be released on Itunes this week as well. It is their step out into the journey of pushing this new project forward. They will be doing many performances and more music videos to promote the album, as well as continuing to release new singles via Itunes. Jimi Durso will be performing a solo set of the New album at the highly anticipated 2nd Annual AJB Art Show in the Hamptons on August 4th. From there it will be none stop for the band and the pushing forward of the machine and hoping that all the coincidence of the world works in their favor.