"Lightning Dreamers" is the new work by composer, trumpeter, post-rock and avant-jazz legend Rob Mazurek and a follow-up to the widely-acclaimed 2020 release "Dimensional Stardust".
The album, dedicated to the late Jaimie Branch fa protégé of Mazurek’s), features a compacted version of his long-running Exploding Star Orchestra including guitarist Jeff Parker, vocalist Damon Locks, drummer herald Cleaner, and pianists Angelica Sanchez and Craig Taborn.
Drop the needle and immediately find this crew deep in a chromatic Dunk fantasy of outer-space grooves and Bartok-ian rifts. Vocalist/MC Damon Locks brings the Deltron 3030 energy while pianist Craig Taborn and Angelica Sanchez face-oil from behind Wurlitzer pianos and Moog synthesizers. Parker is in absolute space shred mode.