Oscar Noriega - saxophone
Landon Knoblock - keyboards
Jeffrey Davis - drums
"Cacaw prudently locates a luscious sonic zone" -Elliot Sharp, Philadelphia Weekly
"They certainly can build up the intensity" -Shaun Brady, Philadelphia City Paper
Imagine watching an episode of Miami Vice, but it's directed by David Lynch and set in a post-apocolyptic cyberpunk metropolis. That's CACAW. A fierce and edgy avant-jazz rock band, their sounds range from modern downtown jazz to experimental noise. The music on "Stellar Power" shares as much of its aesthetic with Tim Berne and Jim Black as it does with Boards of Canada and Thom Yorke. The songs tell stories of love and change in humans and robots, battles waged on a macro and micro level, and rare stellar phenomenon. Plus there's plenty of filthy synth bass.
Oscar Noriega plays beautifully unpredictable saxophone, veering from clear lyricism to melt your face screams. He has lived in Brooklyn since 1992, and has worked with Tom Rainey, Cuong Vu, Brad Shepik, Chris Speed, Jim Black, and Slavic Soul Party, among others. He is currently a member of Tim Berne’s Snakeoil and Endangered Blood. Drummer Jeff Davis has been featured in Eivind Opsvik’s Overseas, Tone Collector, Michael Bates’ Outside Sources, and the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra. He recently released his debut album as a leader, “We Sleep Outside”, on Loyal Label. Landon Knoblock’s music has been described by as “unpredictable, energetic, beautiful, loud, soft, subtle, and surprising” (Bruce Lindsay of All About Jazz ). His keyboard playing ranges from complex contrapuntal passages to morphing synthesizer textures. Knoblock has performed with Andrew D'Angelo, Ron Horton, Ben Allison, Michael Blake, and Jeff Lederer. His latest album, Gasoline Rainbow on Fractamodi Music, is a duo with prog rock/metal drummer Jason Furman, and “takes improvised jazz to the next level” (Jon Neudorf, SeaOfTranquility.org).