Swipe

Electric Fetus

'Sugar Mountain' is a collection of original compositions that are simple, dynamic, and executed with refreshing creativity. It is the first recording by the group, but the playing on display is both cohesive and confident. Instead of taking on a traditional approach, pianist Jon Coyle often improvises in a way that sidesteps the idea of 'soloing.' Much of the playing on 'Sugar Mountain' adds great texture to the whole of the group's sound. Bassist Chris Coyle and drummer Matt Scarano both offer solid musicianship, and pay attention to the beautiful subtleties of the music. Without a doubt, this recording captures music that is full of new ideas and emotional honesty. Games was formed in the fall of 2006, and features a dynamic combination of twin action (Jon and Chris Coyle are fraternals, piano and bass) and silky percussive action (Matt Scarano is a silky drummer). Based in Philadelphia, the band enjoys making fresh noises, playing originals, and vamping on many of today's highly-loved favorites. Jon and Chris Coyle grew up playing music together and constantly bickering with each other over twin issues. Both took up piano at age 6, but by the time they were in their teens Chris had moved on to the upright bass. As their love for music grew, the styles of jazz and pop became essential inspirations. They gained interest in composing and arranging, and also developed an appreciation for improvisation and spontaneity. By the time they were in middle school, they began playing in school jazz groups, and at many private events and local venues. The brotherly fun hasn't halted since. Jon and Chris have performed at a whole slew of Philadelphia-area spots (including Chris' Jazz Café, Chaplin's, Steel City Coffeehouse, and World Café Live), playing both as sidemen and also in their own group. They love to explore their own compositions, but also cover many songs from some of today's most popular and unique artists, ranging from David Bowie, to Aphex Twin, to Sigur Rós. Matt Scarano has been making a name for himself as a talented up and coming drummer. He hails from Wilmington, Delaware and performs regularly in the Philadelphia area with various groups ranging from singer/songwriter to jazz. His drumming can be heard on Nate Farrar's Shell Shocked (bWo Records) and Josh Olmstead's Charms (One Little Indian Records). He has opened for Ari Hoenig and Derek Trucks Band while touring with Johnny Neel of Gov't Mule and The Allman Brothers Band. He is also a member of Ben Schachter's Cephalopod and re.tr.io.
'Sugar Mountain' is a collection of original compositions that are simple, dynamic, and executed with refreshing creativity. It is the first recording by the group, but the playing on display is both cohesive and confident. Instead of taking on a traditional approach, pianist Jon Coyle often improvises in a way that sidesteps the idea of 'soloing.' Much of the playing on 'Sugar Mountain' adds great texture to the whole of the group's sound. Bassist Chris Coyle and drummer Matt Scarano both offer solid musicianship, and pay attention to the beautiful subtleties of the music. Without a doubt, this recording captures music that is full of new ideas and emotional honesty. Games was formed in the fall of 2006, and features a dynamic combination of twin action (Jon and Chris Coyle are fraternals, piano and bass) and silky percussive action (Matt Scarano is a silky drummer). Based in Philadelphia, the band enjoys making fresh noises, playing originals, and vamping on many of today's highly-loved favorites. Jon and Chris Coyle grew up playing music together and constantly bickering with each other over twin issues. Both took up piano at age 6, but by the time they were in their teens Chris had moved on to the upright bass. As their love for music grew, the styles of jazz and pop became essential inspirations. They gained interest in composing and arranging, and also developed an appreciation for improvisation and spontaneity. By the time they were in middle school, they began playing in school jazz groups, and at many private events and local venues. The brotherly fun hasn't halted since. Jon and Chris have performed at a whole slew of Philadelphia-area spots (including Chris' Jazz Café, Chaplin's, Steel City Coffeehouse, and World Café Live), playing both as sidemen and also in their own group. They love to explore their own compositions, but also cover many songs from some of today's most popular and unique artists, ranging from David Bowie, to Aphex Twin, to Sigur Rós. Matt Scarano has been making a name for himself as a talented up and coming drummer. He hails from Wilmington, Delaware and performs regularly in the Philadelphia area with various groups ranging from singer/songwriter to jazz. His drumming can be heard on Nate Farrar's Shell Shocked (bWo Records) and Josh Olmstead's Charms (One Little Indian Records). He has opened for Ari Hoenig and Derek Trucks Band while touring with Johnny Neel of Gov't Mule and The Allman Brothers Band. He is also a member of Ben Schachter's Cephalopod and re.tr.io.
837101322010

Details

Format: CD
Label: CDB
Catalog: 0128216
Rel. Date: 04/10/2007
UPC: 837101322010

Sugar Mountain
Artist: Games
Format: CD
New: Not in Stock
Wish

Formats and Editions

More Info:

'Sugar Mountain' is a collection of original compositions that are simple, dynamic, and executed with refreshing creativity. It is the first recording by the group, but the playing on display is both cohesive and confident. Instead of taking on a traditional approach, pianist Jon Coyle often improvises in a way that sidesteps the idea of 'soloing.' Much of the playing on 'Sugar Mountain' adds great texture to the whole of the group's sound. Bassist Chris Coyle and drummer Matt Scarano both offer solid musicianship, and pay attention to the beautiful subtleties of the music. Without a doubt, this recording captures music that is full of new ideas and emotional honesty. Games was formed in the fall of 2006, and features a dynamic combination of twin action (Jon and Chris Coyle are fraternals, piano and bass) and silky percussive action (Matt Scarano is a silky drummer). Based in Philadelphia, the band enjoys making fresh noises, playing originals, and vamping on many of today's highly-loved favorites. Jon and Chris Coyle grew up playing music together and constantly bickering with each other over twin issues. Both took up piano at age 6, but by the time they were in their teens Chris had moved on to the upright bass. As their love for music grew, the styles of jazz and pop became essential inspirations. They gained interest in composing and arranging, and also developed an appreciation for improvisation and spontaneity. By the time they were in middle school, they began playing in school jazz groups, and at many private events and local venues. The brotherly fun hasn't halted since. Jon and Chris have performed at a whole slew of Philadelphia-area spots (including Chris' Jazz Café, Chaplin's, Steel City Coffeehouse, and World Café Live), playing both as sidemen and also in their own group. They love to explore their own compositions, but also cover many songs from some of today's most popular and unique artists, ranging from David Bowie, to Aphex Twin, to Sigur Rós. Matt Scarano has been making a name for himself as a talented up and coming drummer. He hails from Wilmington, Delaware and performs regularly in the Philadelphia area with various groups ranging from singer/songwriter to jazz. His drumming can be heard on Nate Farrar's Shell Shocked (bWo Records) and Josh Olmstead's Charms (One Little Indian Records). He has opened for Ari Hoenig and Derek Trucks Band while touring with Johnny Neel of Gov't Mule and The Allman Brothers Band. He is also a member of Ben Schachter's Cephalopod and re.tr.io.

Prices on electricfetus.com do not necessarily reflect the prices in our retail store locations.
"Available to Order" on electricfetus.com does not necessarily reflect 'in stock' at our retail location, however it means we have quick order fulfillment (generally 2-3 business days). If you place an order for "in-store pickup" or "curbside pickup" you will receive an email when your order is ready. It may take several days over a weekend or if the item isn't in stock. Orders containing titles that aren't released yet will be shipped together in full when the pre-order is released.

Customs forms for international orders are marked as "merchandise" and we are not responsible for any additional customs fees when packages arrive at their destination country. Some items on our website aren't able to be shipped outside the U.S. Foreign orders for those items will be refunded. Box sets and books may incur an additional shipping fee for international orders. You will be emailed if there is an additional charge before your order is processed. Due to new VAT laws, we are unable to ship to the UK, Norway, Brazil, and the 27 countries in the EU. Priority shipping might not be available for large box sets. We will contact orders if we can't honor priority shipping on those items and a refund for the postage will be issued.

We reserve the right to limit quantities on special items. We offer free U.S. shipping for orders of $75+ (USPS media mail for music and books/USPS first class or priority for other items)
back to top