Death-jazz trio Special O.P.S. (drummer Mark Ostrowski, guitarist Stephen Parris, and bassist John Seman) is MCMC’s free improvisation commando unit, replete with dark regalia, sonic hand grenades, and a warped sense of humor. Arm Me draws from contemporary chamber composition, small group jazz improvisation, electronic experimentalism, dark metal, droll wit and sonic shenanigans from the subtle to the scabrous. Arm Me’s cross-genre pollination is boiled in ammonia, cured in bleach, dipped in battery acid and ignited with the American flag. Live studio mix and production by Doug Haire at Jack Straw Productions.
released 04 July 2007
Mark Ostrowski – percussion
Stephen Parris – guitar
John Seman – bass
Recorded in Seattle , WA 03.04.04. Live mix and production by Doug Haire. Mastered by Mell Dettmer.
No post-production overdubs, editing, or mixing were employed in this recording.