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Mumpbeak: Oak

Ever since Mumpbeak released their debut album, it has stayed in my listening rotation. The group’s dark, progressive and experimental sound is one that gets into your subconscious and stays there.

Here’s a clip of the band’s core – featuring keyboardist Roy Powell, drummer Pat Mastelotto, and bassist Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz – performing the song “Oak.”

Blumenkranz locks in with King Crimson alumnus Mastelotto to build a brooding groove before kicking into an effects-laden solo at the 2:30 mark.

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Great groove man. Great bit @5:58 where the keyboard guy appears to run out of keys.Obviously in the moment.

Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews

Pretty dark; but pretty cool none the less. The drummer has a good style. I dig!