October the 10th is an important date to take note of. On October 10th, if Thelonious Monk were still here, we would be celebrating his 99th birthday and in 1970, we would be celebrating the independence of Fiji. To commemorate the date, Milton Man Gogh (MMG) has been kind enough to release their debut album “Stress to Impress” through Sydney experimental label Art as Catharsis.
Naturally, MMG will be bringing the album to JMI Live on October 26th. In addition to performing “Stress to Impress” in its entirety, MMG will be presenting arrangements of music written by Soundgarden and David Bowie as well as premiering two new original compositions (one more than one) – a small rumble of what’s coming in the future.
Please join Milton Man Gogh for a night of adventure, spontaneity, trashy yarns and of course, sound. Lots of it!
Milton Man Gogh is an experimental trio, formed as an outlet for its members to play the original compositions that no-one else wanted to play. Having performed and recorded together in various freelance and original settings over the last few years, the boys felt that the combination of trashy yarns, good music, a tortured, self-mutilating artist and a certain domestic beer made perfect sense; they decided to go ahead and give it a man gogh.
The result is the amalgamation of the core influences from each member; jazz, prog, contemporary classical and metal. Equally comfortable plundering sounds from Meshuggah and Donny McCaslin to Aphex Twin and Bela Bartok, MMG seeks to explore personal inquiry through composition, ultimately being brought to life in the studio and live performance.
Milton Man Gogh are:
Andrew Saragossi – Tenor Saxophone
Zac Sakrewski – Bass & Effects
Benjamin Shannon – Drums & Percussion