On Friday, October 11, The Moho Collective will be celebrating the release of their new EP, Arka, at The Lovin’ Cup, where they played their debut show in 2010 and have since hosted every album release party to date. Arka will be performed in its entirety by a 7-piece ensemble featuring members of The Mighty High and Dry, The Eastman Jazz Ensemble, and The Saplings. A CD copy of the EP will be included with admission.
The Moho Collective has been cutting records and touring the North-East as a trio for the better part of a decade. However, last year's lush and overdub-laden acoustic EP, Soma, found the band taking hiatus from the road to instead traverse the sonic landscape of a massive 19th-century church turned recording studio known as Temperamental Recordings. To share the results, the band almost tripled in size. Now a year later, their orbital path will find them passing through our north-eastern skies once again. On October 11th, the band will be returning to their electric roots with an explosive follow up EP, Arka, the second in a multi-part release from these sessions to come out on the Temperamental Recordings label.
Keeping with the robust augmentations that set Soma apart from other Moho offerings, Arka features the legendary Dana Colley (Morphine) lending his signature baritone and tenor sax, as well as an ear bending performance of found-sounds by producer, engineer and mastermind of Temperamental Recordings, Mike Brown. The long-standing Rochester trio, comprised of Kurt Johnson, Justin Rister and Ryan Barclay, may be establishing roots in the studio, yet the music they are releasing is all but complacent. Staying true to the Moho tradition of sonic exploration, Arkaalso tastefully introduces keyboards, some very unusual percussion, ambient textures, and the first ever vocal performance on a Moho record. Both Arkaand Somareveal a band of curious star gazers, whose tenacity for songwriting and musical exploration is as creative and vibrant as ever.
The Moho Collective
Arka EP Release Show
The Lovin’ Cup (300 Park Point Dr.)
Friday, October 11
Doors 7 / Music 8
$10 adv* / $15 door*
*All tickets include a copy of the EP