Something About Horses

Something About Horses

BandRockAvant-garde

Something About Horses is a young composition group coming out of southeastern Massachusetts. They merge the high intensity of rock music, with the groove of jazz fusion, and the insanity of Avant-garde classical music. This young group is sure to impress with their skill and far out compositions.

Biography

Hi there. We are the almighty and fabled Something About Horses. We come from a variety of lands where we lived off the livestock the countryside provided. When we could no longer provide bread for our young, we decided to listen to Rock music and learn how to play instruments. When this got boring, we went to music school, leaving our families and ways of lives behind, and started listening to Avant-Garde Classical and Jazz. It was then, we realized we needed to save the world with our music. After a few shows, we realized that would be hard. So, now we just like to make our audiences feel uncomfortable with a show that involves the audience in the compositional process, and frightens them. But we say DO NOT be afraid of our funny costumes, and almighty demeanor, we are but shepherds who once lived off the land. Come on out for an all encompassing experience that will make you our friend even if the music is offensive to your ears.

that said, Something About Horses hopes to frighten and offend you sonically.

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Influences: Frank Zappa, John Zorn, the Beatles, Iannis Xenakis, Schoenberg, Nine Inch Nails, Björk, John Cage, Kayo Dot, Tom Waits, Jon Brion, Morton Feldman, Gavin Castleton, Les Claypool, John Coltrane, Claude Debussy, Ebu Gogo, Brian Eno, The Dresden Dolls, Beethoven, The Fall of Troy, Fantômas, Gruvis Malt, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Led Zeppelin, The Mars Volta, Mike Patton, Mr. Bungle, A Perfect Circle, Phish, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Steve Reich, Rush, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Smashing Pumpkins, Steely Dan, Igor Stravinsky, Tool, Edgard Varese, Various 20th Century Noise, Weather Report, 311, Gyorgy Ligeti, loud noises, motorboats.

Discography

for recent live and studio recordings, and live videos, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/somethingabouthorses

Set List

Jumoanji (about 4 min)
The Piece (about 3.5 min)
Mountains out of Molehills (about 5 minutes)
Snow Score (about 3.5 min)
Scrabble for Deaf People (about 7 minutes)
Tommy Twine (about 4 minutes)
Portrait (about 5 minutes)

We can play about 40 minutes, but songs are usually cut to fit in 30 minutes. We can play an hour if need be with extended sections and a cover or two. Otherwise, all material listed is original.