Hot on the heels of their 2011 double-album Two, drummer Chris Icasiano and saxophonist Neil Welch have created a 22 min sonic manifesto. Bloodroot is their most ambitious recorded piece to date, culling up the gravelly saxophone wails and deep drum beats they've come to be known for. But Bad Luck continues to explore conventional and unconventional territories in their music. In Bloodroot, heavy-looped chords abruptly cut off, replaced by creaking moans, clicks and clamors. Panicked improvisations become replaced by beautiful, subtle melodies. As one of Seattle's most creative touring projects, Bad Luck continues to evolve with every show.
released May 4, 2012
Neil Welch, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, live loops and effects
Chris Icasiano, drum
Bloodroot recorded March 20th, 2012 by Luke Bergman in Room 35, Seattle WA. Mixed and mastered in March and April 2012 by Luke Bergman at Die Alone in Seattle. Limited edition artwork and poster designed by Andrew J.S.
Bad Luck performs in another cosmos from most bands. With more than a decade of collaboration, Neil Welch (saxophone + live
electronics) and Christopher Icasiano (drums) “bear down on you like a cyclone of fire” (The Stranger). Based out of Seattle, Bad Luck is a genre-defying supernova of electronics, metal, folk and jazz....more