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Digeometric

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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"Digeometric Jams on in Chicago"

Show Review and Interview - Brianna Kelly


"Digeometric at The Ace Bar 01/31/2013"

Have you heard of instrumental jam fusion? If you have, then kudos to you, friend! But if you haven’t then it may be time for Digeometric to school you because they can certainly teach you a thing or two. That’s exactly what they did at the Ace bar on January 31st. Now, I’ve seen Digeometric before and each time it has been a ton of brass-infused, electro-funk fun. This past show at the Ace bar though was a real heater. For one, the Ace bar is a nice, intimate venue where all of us listeners can get up close and personal and rub elbows as we get down to some good music. I think this is a great venue for a group like Digeo and they rocked it!

With that, let me paint you a little picture of this past Digeometric show. Hitting the stage before S.O.A.P. performed their David Bowie cover set (which was awesome), the guys tore up the stage for a solid hour full of brass, bass and all-around smoothness. The concert area of the bar was pretty much packed with an attentive crowd grooving to the funky instrumental jam fusion that Digeometric was delivering. They started off with Maybe Later and came out strong with Alex on sax. Right there with him was Marty on an ewi, or an electric woodwind instrument. So, with the ewi, I wasn’t quite sure what I was seeing at first and assumed it was an electric recorder or electric clarinet. To be honest, I really wasn’t sure what it was.

But that is precisely why Digeometric can teach you a thing or two! It sounds more like an electric sax and adds an interesting touch to what the group already has going on. Marty switched to a real sax mid-track so that brass sound was really strong. I love when a group can take an antique, timeless sound like that of the sax and weave it in with something more modern you can groove to. Digeo does this and the result is pretty dope.

Digeometric has a nice fusion of jazz and funk, which in my opinion is an all-star combo. After Maybe Later they moved on to play the Force kicking it off with some real funky keyboard by Alex and Ken killing it on bass. I think I enjoyed this track the most because the bass reminded me of some dub. (Not dub step, mind you. Yes, we are in that day and age where I have to specify, but I’m talking real dub with that deep, strong bass.) Marty got back on that ewi and within a couple of minutes they were flowing back into that eclectic, fusion sound. They built the track up to real high and Dave even took some time to play his guitar with the mic stand. Again, you could learn a thing or two from these guys, ya?

Towards the end the guys played Spiraling which was one of their smoother, low-key tracks. They kept that electro-jazz going with their last track, Everything Moves. Much of what I really like about Digeometric is that smooth brass and the vibe that comes from all of the other instruments meshing really nicely with it (including the ewi). Their Ace bar show was a ton of fun and the crowd was vibing and getting down with Digeo the whole time. You could really tell the guys brought the energy needed for that show.

If you haven’t heard of that instrumental jam fusion or Digeometric for that matter, get yourself to one of their shows in Chicago and get groovin’. It’s sure to be an electro-funk, real smooth time- guaranteed. - Chicago Music Guide


"Chicago Jam Scene: 7.16.11 Juno What?!, IndigoSun, Digeometric"

"These guys have steadily impressed me with their breakneck brand of livetronica and always left me wanting more. They are just a great dance party." - Chicago Jam Scene - Jeremy Frazier


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The formation of Digeometric began early in June of 2010 on the south side of Chicago. Their music can be described as a fusion of genres, combining the best of and not limited to Disco, Electronic, Funk, Improvisation, Jazz, Psychedelic, & good old Rock N Roll. Digeo, as they are called for short, have been able to greatly impact their audiences concert experience through emotional influence by way of their instrumental progressive jams. What started out as an open experiment in improvisation, slowly progressed into creating music with a strong foundation, in which the band is able break away from, and capture the essence of the moment by creating jams through spontaneity. Much of Digeos music can be considered an exchange of melodic phrases, spoken over rhythmic grooves speckled with predestined improvisational riffs and syncopated melodious shapes.

The name Digeometric is derived from the phrase Digital Geometry. As geometry questions an objects shape, size, relative position, and properties of space, Digeometric uses their instruments to explore music in the same manner. Each riff can be considered a musical expression, and by adjusting and playing with these expressions shape, size, position and properties, Digeometric is able to venture to the edges of their unique style, exploring the musical possibilities, which present themselves at the moment. The band features Dave Campbell on Guitar, Michael Duffy on Drums, Alex Francois on Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, & Keys, Marty Gierczyk on Tenor Saxophone & Ewi, and Ken Pecho on Bass. From one song to the next their audiences can experience somewhat drastic musical mood swings, as Digeometric alters their musical texture from smooth and sultry underlying soundscapes to rough and shifting melodic riffs.

Digeos unified goal is to communicate love and happiness through music. Above all things, they like connecting with their fans as much as possible, and uniquely offer many of their concert experiences for free as live recordings through a number of different websites, with the two most prominent being Soundcloud and BandCamp. Digeometrics music is really about the live concert experience, as each performance gives way to different jams and different melodic expressions each time a song is played. Digeo have yet to release a studio-recorded album, but fans should be on the lookout for something in late 2014. Digeometrics live performances tend to generate pleasant atmospheres filled with positive vibes and groovy energy.

As a group they share many common musical influences as well as many different. Some of the artists that have impacted them are Average White Band, Chicago, John Coltrane, The Disco Biscuits, Earth Wind and Fire, Grateful Dead, Buddy Guy, Hall and Oates, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Mahavishnu Orchestra, New Order, Phish, Pink Floyd, Sonny Rollins, Tool, Grover Washington Jr., and Neil Young.

Digeometric has performed at many locations in the Midwest. As they continue to expand their fan base, they look very much forward to playing for fresh audiences at different venues all over. If you would like to know more about Digeometric feel free to reach out.

Music Festivals 2011:

Funk You 2011 (IL)
Good People Good Times (IN)
Chicago Peace Fest 2011 (IL)
Land of Electric (MI)
Jammin on the Wolf (WI)
SpaceStock 2011 (IL)

Music Festivals 2012:

Winter Peace Fest (IL)
Gathering of the Tribes (IL)
May Daze (IN)
SpaceStock 2012 (IL)
Hoodilidoo (MI)
Jammin on the Wolf (WI)

Music Festivals 2013:

Hoodilidoo (MI)
Duck Fest (IL)
Jammin on the Wolf (WI)