Sarah Bernstein processed violin and text sarahbernstein.com
Stuart Popejoy electric bass and synthesizer popejoy.org
Andrew Drury drums and mayhem andrewdrury.com
Avant-noise performance trio IRON DOG is Sarah Bernstein violin/electronics/text, Stuart Popejoy bass/synthesizer, Andrew Drury drums. "Straight out of Brooklyn is an improvisational trio that frolics far in the outer reaches of avant-garde. Iron Dog creates odd sounds both digital and analog, inserts spoken verses of Bernstein's eerie, esoteric poetry and collides them all together to form abstract splotches on a sonic canvas. It's not mere music, or even mere noise but rather, edgy, offbeat performance art."
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"Filled with suprises yet mantaining its sense of structure, this album delivers music and words that are continously intriguing and engaging."
"You have to hear this for yourself, because the music they make is a platonic ideal of experimentalism and punk-rock attitude ... Some of the most exciting and accessible abstract music you'll find"
"Filled with suspense, dread and mildly disturbing vibrations ... This is one of the most effective discs at creating a variety of hypnotic moods. It doesn't quite sound like anything I've heard in along while."
"Straight out of Brooklyn is a improvisational trio that frolics far in the outer reaches of avant-garde. Iron Dog creates odd sounds both digital and analog, inserts spoken verses of Bernstein's eerie, esoteric poetry and collides them all together to form abstract splotches on a sonic canvas. It's not mere music, or even mere noise but rather, edgy, offbeat performance art."
"Iron Dog make a music fully of today. It's dark, metallic, forward reaching, avant and spatially rooted, sprawling, psychedelic and free-based, electronic and earthy, poetic and blunt, all at once."
"Sound is something that Bernstein and her trio mates Stuart Popejoy (bass guitar, synthesizer) and Andrew Drury (drums) build especially well. Each one of them stretches the uses of their respective instruments to a point where it's often hard to tell who's doing what."
"Their extended sonic experimentalism brought to mind early Pink Floyd psych-outs... transplanting Tonight Let's All Make Love in London onto the Lower East Side."
"Bernstein's poems are written down, but she selects them on the fly, inserting them into the flow as one would a violent cadenza or a steady backing sound ... Popejoy played with a fingerpicked guitar-like serenity, but with the bass producing a sound like shrieking steam."
"A cool exploration of the spaces between the notes as much as the notes themselves, thriving on minimalism to put the odd sounds they create in sharper relief."
"It will defy your expectations while providing some thought-provoking voltage readings."
"Their first studio recording results in a completely immersive musical experience that captures the group's live performance potential."