"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
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.