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Mothers of Gut

Riverside, California, United States | INDIE

Riverside, California, United States | INDIE
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"Mothers of Gut- Band of the Week"

It’s OK if you haven’t heard Selda Bagcan, Ash Ra Tempel or the music of eastern Africa featured on the Ethiopiques compilations. Granted, you may be missing out on some of the finest sounds in the universe, but fortunately there are folks like Mothers of Gut primary songwriter/founder/frontman Aaron Freeman who are keeping their radars fine-tuned for whatever sonic blips appear on their screens.

“The biggest part about being a musician for me is actively listening to everything I can get my hands on,” Freeman says. “I don’t really consider myself someone who thinks too much outside the box, so I’ve figured out that if I just make my box really big, I can make up for it.”

He’s more than simply made up for it. In fact, Freeman’s created a whole new box for his wares, of which construction began some four years ago under the name Pegasissy. Freeman notes that the music was meant to help him reconcile his love for minimalism, folk, experimental noise and ambient music. “I used loopers, reverb, delay, phasers, found sounds, etcetera, but mostly I worked with acoustic guitar and wrote somewhat palatable folk and pop tunes to serve as conduits for my more experimental side.”

Last year, Freeman gained the backing of a drummer, bassist and an auxiliary guitarist (who also appear in brilliant outfits Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound and Norse Horse) and found his material embracing everything “from gothic industrial nods to Kraut-beats, drum pads and desert blues rock.” Enter Mothers of Gut.

Freeman says that performing with others made his musical life less stressful and found him relinquishing some musical direction. “For my type of personality, it’s relaxing to have that kind of support,” he adds.

Mothers of Gut—and their world of influences—will be in the desert this weekend for an intimate DIY show, featuring JMTSS, Voice on Tape and other greats. “The event is free and all ages, and will run from dusk to dawn,” Freeman notes, “so I encourage everybody to visit our page for directions and info regarding safety issues." - Inland Empire Weekly


Pegasissy- Ghosts EP 2006
Pegasissy- Tape Rainbow TAPE 2007
Mothers of Gut- The Inanimate Sermon LP 2009
Mothers of Gut- Unking EP 2010



What once began in 2006 as a solo project- Pegasissy- embodying varying elements of experimental folk, pop, ambient noise and anything else under the god forsaken Inland Empire sun, Aaron Freeman, after suffering endless lineup changes, has now enlisted the talents of graphic illustrator Kristina Collantes on bass, Narwal Party's Dave Gasper on drums and Duhkha's William Davies on guitar, in an attempt to properly explore the depths of the human cavity, both inward and outward, embracing a large array of musical paradigms, leaving no sonic stone un-turned. Now referred to as Mothers of Gut, a name inspired by a terrifyingly transcendant Throbbing Gristle performance Aaron had the luck of attending, these four individuals are constantly reinventing themselves, embracing the primordial elements of Italian psych-pop, Turkish rock, European industrial, progressive hardcore, R&B, and anything else they can get their hands on. There is no form, no tool they will not utilize to accurately depict their collective despair.