King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto has recently announced an exciting collaboration with avant-experimentalists David Kollar and Paolo Raineri in a new band appropriately branded KoMaRa.
The trio has revealed plans to release their self-titled debut album on June 30, featuring cover artwork by Tool guitarist Adam Jones.
"KoMaRa's self-titled debut album is based on a dark, deviant and explicit detective story. It reflects the mysterious circumstances of an abduction and the ultimate demise of the abductee. It's a NSFW, Rated-R release designed for the open-minded and brave," the press release reads.
The record was described as predominantly instrumental, with occasional vocal parts by Raineri, Leashya and Bill Munyon.
Apart from his work with the Crims, Mastelotto is known for collaborating with the likes of Steven Wilson, Terry Bozzio, Trey Gunn, Allan Holdsworth, John Paul Jones, and Kimmo Pohjonen.
David Kollar is a Slovakian guitarist and composer who has released nine albums, scored 18 films and worked on a variety of multimedia projects. Finally, trumpeter Paolo Raineri "combines Scandinavian nu-jazz influences with psychedelic rock, experimental and free improvisation in his award-winning Junkfood 4tet."
"For me, KoMaRa is the epitome of my belief that great records are like movies," Mastelotto stated. "The best musicians don't need scripts because they understand the movie is always evolving. That's the beauty of music, too. It inspires its own script and cinematography in every listener’s head."
Track listing, cover art, and the stream of album opener "Dirty Smelly" are available below, more info at the official website.
'KoMaRa' Track Listing:
1. Dirty Smelly
2. 37 Forms
3. A Collision of Fingerprints
4. She Sat in Black Silt
6. God Has Left This Place
8. Abraso9. Afterbirth10. Inciting Incidents