Mark Giuliana Releases “Ancient Practice” with Bassist Stu Brooks

Mark Giuliana: Ancient PracticeDrummer Mark Giuliana has just released a new EP called Ancient Practice as part of the Outlaw Ocean Music Project. Based on the book by Ian Urbina, the project brings together journalists and musicians to create a new body of work.

“While reporting for more than 5 years at sea, Urbina built an audio library of field recordings. It featured a variety of textured and often rhythmic sounds like machine-gun fire off the coast of Somalia and chanting captive deckhands on the South China Sea,” the project’s website explains. “Using the sound archive and inspired by the reporting, hundreds of artists from more than 40 countries produced EPs in their own interpretive musical styles — including electronic, ambient, classical or hip hop.”

Giuliana’s take leans on electronica with dystopian sounds. Each track features Stu Brooks on bass and Nicholas Semrad on keyboards. Check out the gnarly sounds Brooks gets on “Floating Slaughterhouse”:

Ancient Practice is streaming now on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon.

Ancient Practice Track List:

  1. Ancient Practice
  2. Floating Slaughterhouse
  3. Our Ability to Protect It
  4. They Know Our Habits
  5. Hunting Hunters

Get daily bass updates.

Get the latest news, videos, lessons, and more in your inbox every morning.

Share your thoughts