"Social justice is an aspect of a broader concept humans have the capacity to universally embrace. Kindness, empathy, compassion and diversity are tenets disrupted by intolerance, individuation, and nationalism. Bigotry spans continental borders. At the local level we fight... at the broader level we question the addiction of mutually exclusive consciousness.
Intolerant sound wave interpretations bolster laissez-faire intuition. Ideology frames perceptual understanding, blotting out meta peripherals. Audacious sonic architecture disrupts narcissism.
Jazz is whatever you say it is, but if you disagree you will contribute to the failure of diplomacy and the human species has no hope. Intolerant jazz martial law enforcement pretends art is godlike and denied to average citizens, rather than as a humble art sacredly flowing throughout all sentient beings.
The intolerant epoch sustains. You have a choice ... to extinguish your ego, start small and chip away. Or to negotiate a solipsistic branding for no one and nothing.
Perchance to dream...a pessimist or an optimist...without choice or with societal capacity. Has Monk dwarfed the societal ceiling? Without charisma, we'd have no Monk."
- Kevin Shea
On "Extinction," Kevin Shea collages together popular song excerpts with his own music and spontaneous cues as interpreted by his all-star NYC band Lonely Gold Mine of Symbiotic Subterfuge.
released January 31, 2016
Sam Kulik trombone/effects, Tim Dahl synth, Ron Stabinsky piano, Tom Blancarte bass, Kevin Shea drums/voice