"Most obviously it establishes a space in which four distinct musical forces can explore potentialities? Collectively their experience encompasses jazz, free improvisation. Electronic noise, new music, and more; across Shelter?s nine tracks, late-night balladry rubs elbows with baleful funk and room-clearing power electronics? (Bill Meyer, The Wire)
"Combining his recent duo work with Wooley and his powerful electronics heavy group Made to Break (which includes Stadhouders), the outcome, Shelter, is a forward thinking post-free Jazz/post punk/post rock milepost on the way to somewhere altogether new." (Paul Acquaro, The Free Jazz Collective)
-Bill Meyer, Named #3 Jazz / Improv record of 2017 in Magnet

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  • 1. F-1 [08:20]
  • 2. Accidentals Don't Carry (Clarinet) [06:43]
  • 3. Burnt Nijal [08:48]
  • 4. J-1 [07:13]
  • 5. Of Use [03:30]
  • 6. Bartleby [08:11]
  • 7. Drinks & Logistics [07:36]
  • 8. B-1 [06:28]
  • 9. Pan [06:03]

5 and 9 composed by Steve Heather (APRA).

2 and 7 composed by Jasper Stadhouders (BUMA/STEMRA)

1, 4, and 8 composed by Ken Vandermark (Twenty First Mobile Music/ASCAP-Cien Fuegos)

3 and 6 composed by Nate Wooley (fourwordseamusic/BMI)

Music performed by

Steve Heather: drums & crackle box

Jasper Stadhouders: electric bass & guitar

Ken Vandermark: reeds

Nate Wooley: trumpet

Recorded on May 13th, 2016 by Marco Birkner at studio h2, Berlin.

Mixed by Steve Heather. Mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio.