From jam band roots and electronica influence, Absynth creates a unique blend of improvisational jams with intense break beats and dynamic melodies. The instrumental trio combines drums, bass, and guitar with computer based loops and samples to produce their own brand of Absynth.


Absynth incorporates elements of house, drum & bass, ambient, indie rock, jazz, big beat, hip hop, alternative, and jam rock, combining them all to make one incomparable sound. The Reno News and Review describes their music as, "like the aggressive, insistent playing of an East Village experimental jazz trio, but riding the beats and rhythms of dance music."

Absynth is the product of three diversely influenced musicians; Adam Northway, Dustin Johnson, and James Cooke. Formed behind the scenic backdrop of Lake Tahoe in 2004, what began as a musical experiment rapidly blossomed into a distinguished live experience.

The band quickly caught the attention of the Northern California music scene and in has shared the stage with such acts as Garaj Mahal, Meltone, Karl Denson, The Motet, The Glitch Mob, Pnuma, Zilla, Sporque, Chris Berry & Pangea featuring Michael Kang, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Papa Mali, On the One, Blue Turtle Seduction, Blu Sirkut, and The John Popper Project featuring DJ Logic.

2007 proved to be another great year for Absynth, touring up and down the west coast and playing many amazing festivals including the Symbiosis Music and Eco Festival, Bobolink Music Festival, and the Lake of the Sky Music, Art, and Eco Festival.

Absynth has been featured in all aspects of the media including, The Resort Sports Network, Fox News Reno, 100.1 Reno, 100.3 KHGQ Quincy, Reno News & Review, South Lake Tahoe Tribune, North Lake Tahoe Action and Lake Tahoe Weekly. The trio's music is also highlighted in such films as Plutonomy Design's "Art of the Ride" and Deep Roots Media's "Fire on the Mountain."

Fans of Absynth can look forward to continued touring and the long awaited release of their first studio album as well as exclusive live recordings.


Live At The Lake - 2007

Set List

(2) One hour and 15 minute sets of original instrumental music.