Carsick, a new duo based
out of Vancouver, involves JP Carter and Dave Sikula of the critically
acclaimed post-rock jazz quartet Inhabitants. The Calgary Sun calls their
music “…dense & mind-bending…like a jazz revolution waiting to happen.”.
Carsick was made with only a Cornet (type of trumpet), a guitar and a
floor full of pedals. It was recorded live by award-winning producer/musician
Jesse Zubot at the Jack Shadbolt Centre in Burnaby, BC.
The music of Carsick ranges from beautiful
jazz-tinged melodies to improvisational bursts to epic, noise-inspired
soundscapes. The duo reaches some truly amazing sonic peaks with just
two instruments at their disposal. Their work could please fans of ambient
stalwarts Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, & Daniel Lanois just as easily as
it could fans of Miles Davis, Tortoise or Sigur Ros.
JP Carter and Dave
Sikula have worked with artists as diverse as Dave Douglas, Bill
Laswell, Wayne Horvitz, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Peggy Lee, Brad Turner and many
others. At the 2005 Vancouver Int’l Jazz festival their band, Inhabitants,
won the CBC’s Galaxie Rising Star Award.
"...a series of evocative soundscapes
that are ripe with tiny, haunting melodies" - Victoria Times-Colonist
“There is a root of jazz in their pieces,
as if Miles Davis played with Sonic Youth...” - Tandem
“Like drinking, then burning a fat cannon
with buddies...Great CD" – sceneandheard.ca
Review: Paris Transatlantic
Review: Coda Magazine
Album Review: textura.org