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Stands for Soul and Sounds Like S*x

From Tao, Brattleboro, VT

We, in our lastest guise as Creato-Destructo, a newly formed media production company, focusing on music videos, put up a poster around town last week. It went like this:

MUSICIANS ALERT! THE CREATO-DESTRUCTO MUSIC VIDEO COMPANY IS HANGING OUT IN BRATTLEBORO FOR A FEW WEEKS. WE WANT TO SHOOT A MUSIC VIDEO AS A MOMENTO OF OUR STAY.

WHO WILL THE LUCKY BAND/ARTIST BE?

WHUZZIT COST? HELL, THERE AIN’T NO COST. THIS IS ART, BABY.

Well, it took only a couple days to hear from a band in town and after a brief conversation, we were invited to attend their rehearsal yesterday. Not surprisingly, we were led up a narrow staircase to an attic space above a garage with one window. There, amidst boxes, sleds and an old treadmill, I watched four guys quietly maneuver themselves and their numerous instruments in the cramped space.

FLABBERGHASTER doesn’t talk much. And, as it turns out, they don’t have to. Somewhat unexpectedly, my body and soul was blown away by what came next. They played 4 extended numbers, and it was only at the finish that I realized that despite the fact that I was standing directly between two drum sets, I had not moved.

Flabberghaster’s myspace page claims they are simply, a “bunch of dudes from Brattleboro who love playing music”, which belies their calm demeanor yet defies their huge soul-shaking sound. As a Fusion/Jungle/Funk/Jazz/Rock band, their musicianship includes a myriad of instruments – guitar, keyboard, percussion, Didj, trumpet, bass and saxophone – and they create a sound that I immediately called, pure “sex”. (A description later confirmed on their myspace page.)

We’ll start shooting tomorrow. Stay tuned up.

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2 Responses to “Stands for Soul and Sounds Like S*x”

  1. phyllisdiehl Says:

    boy you wet my interest……sounds facinating, and cool. and awesome, tell us more

  2. phyllisdiehl Says:

    i listened to the music, i am not an expert, or really know lots about music, all i can say, is that i enjoyed hearing the music. please tell me more…………………………..about friendliness, i have always felt that living in raleigh, people are always friendly and so helpful, very different then nj. it has been one of the joys of living here. people helping others. and more patient then nj people.

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