Above the Starrs

by CSC Funk Band

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    CSC Funk Band, a 10-piece supergroup featuring members of GWAR, The USA Is a Monster and Talibam!, deliver on their most ambitious undertaking yet with “Above The Starrs,” an all-instrumental homage to the seminal East Coast hip-hop duo, Gang Starr, that consisted of MC Guru and the DJ/producer DJ Premier. In the three years since their last full-length “Funkincense,” was selected for SPIN’s “Record Store Day Shopping Guide: 42 Essential Releases,” CSC’s 10 band members have poured hundreds of hours of studio experimentation into this highly anticipated follow-up album, resurrected from the Fat Beats vaults and originally inspired by a live collaboration with rapper Masta Ace at a Guru tribute concert. "Above the Starrs" offers an instant rap-geek curio for anyone who likes hearing bands cross the bounds of sample-based and live hip-hop instrumentation.

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CSC Funk Band, a 10-piece supergroup featuring members of GWAR, The USA Is a Monster and Talibam!, deliver on their most ambitious undertaking yet with “Above The Starrs,” an all-instrumental homage to the seminal East Coast hip-hop duo, Gang Starr, that consisted of MC Guru and the DJ/producer DJ Premier. In the three years since their last full-length “Funkincense,” was selected for SPIN’s “Record Store Day Shopping Guide: 42 Essential Releases,” CSC’s 10 band members have poured hundreds of hours of studio experimentation into this highly anticipated follow-up album, resurrected from the Fat Beats vaults and originally inspired by a live collaboration with rapper Masta Ace at a Guru tribute concert. "Above the Starrs" offers an instant rap-geek curio for anyone who likes hearing bands cross the bounds of sample-based and live hip-hop instrumentation. Limited edition of 400 copies on black vinyl. Comes in full-color jacket and includes digital download card.

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released March 31, 2017

Colin Langenus- guitar
David Kadden- oboe, wooden flute
Jim Thomson- drums, percussion
Jesse Lent- bass, percussion
Matt Mottel- keyboards
Wes Buckley- alto saxophone
Sam Kulik- trombone
Jeff Tobias- alto saxophone
Matt Clark-spiritual advisor

Produced and arranged by Jesse Lent

Executive Producer-Crown Vic

Engineered by Gary Lubansky at Fat Beats Studios/Mixolydian Studios in Brooklyn, NY and and Brendan Canty at Blindspot Studios in Washington, DC.

All music performed live by CSC Funk Band without the use of looping or sampling.

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Electric Cowbell Records Washington, D.C.

Electric Cowbell is a Washington, DC based record label specializing in boutique vinyl releases. Operating under the moniker Multiflora Productions, it is also a multi-faceted agency that specializes in expanding the reach of genre-bending roots-to-the-future music through artist management, event marketing, and music releases. For more records visit our website. ... more

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