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"FOOLKILLER"

“FOOLKILLER: One thing is demonstrating against obtuse foreign policy by gathering in the streets and ranting hollow slogans; much better is moving the blade of repressed rage into the already painful wound of indifference via unconventional means. “The foolkiller” is an effort by a 14-piece group of improvisers from the San Francisco Bay Area, If you’re looking for some kind of “style” – wrong way. The ear-shocking abstractions of this multi-talented horde of pretty nervous, commonplace-attacking outsiders will have you sitting quite uncomfortably on the burning coil of hallucinated “poems” where the vocalists deliver serious punches to the stomach pit, sounding politely desperate and dramatically ironic during their elegant nightmares drenched in metaphysical instrumental hopelessness.”
- MASSIMO RICCI , Touchingextremes.org (Jul 01, 2006)
Bob Marsh, cello and Vocals

Bob Marsh, cello and Vocals
Dina Emerson, Vocals on Foolkiller

Dina Emerson, Vocals
Jessie Qautro, Vocals on Foolkiller

Jessie Qautro, Vocals


Edgetone Records
The foolkiller
- MASSIMO RICCI , Touchingextremes.org (Jul 01, 2006)


"FOOLKILLER"

“FOOLKILLER: One thing is demonstrating against obtuse foreign policy by gathering in the streets and ranting hollow slogans; much better is moving the blade of repressed rage into the already painful wound of indifference via unconventional means. “The foolkiller” is an effort by a 14-piece group of improvisers from the San Francisco Bay Area, If you’re looking for some kind of “style” – wrong way. The ear-shocking abstractions of this multi-talented horde of pretty nervous, commonplace-attacking outsiders will have you sitting quite uncomfortably on the burning coil of hallucinated “poems” where the vocalists deliver serious punches to the stomach pit, sounding politely desperate and dramatically ironic during their elegant nightmares drenched in metaphysical instrumental hopelessness.”
- MASSIMO RICCI , Touchingextremes.org (Jul 01, 2006)
Bob Marsh, cello and Vocals

Bob Marsh, cello and Vocals
Dina Emerson, Vocals on Foolkiller

Dina Emerson, Vocals
Jessie Qautro, Vocals on Foolkiller

Jessie Qautro, Vocals


Edgetone Records
The foolkiller
- MASSIMO RICCI , Touchingextremes.org (Jul 01, 2006)


"“ALIEN TRAILWAYS: This is not a revivalist depiction"

“ALIEN TRAILWAYS: This is not a revivalist depiction of the good old days based upon a setting where Dr. Smith’s miracle elixir was the fodder for tent-shows across the western regions of the United States. On the contrary, these musicians morph a slice of Americana into a surreal Dali-esque sequence of psychodramas, heaping with acoustic-electric abstracts. It’s a pleasant and persuasive type of madness that sucks in elements of jazz improvisation, psychedlia, and vintage space-rock. Nonetheless, the program is quite bizarre and holds true to the album title via alien sojourns amid a sea of cyclonic movements and prismatic hues. The band often liquefies themes and reformulates into tangents that spawn drones, tumbling rhythms and edgy circumstances. Not for everyone and radio play might be a stretch. However, the musicians provide a cunning snapshot into musical highways infrequently traversed. Moreover, the artists reassert Edgetone Records’ forward-thinking strategies. “
- Glenn Astarita, Ejazz news (Jul 11, 2011)

Edgetone Records
Alien Trailways
- Glenn Astarita, Ejazz news (Jul 11, 2011)


"“ALIEN TRAILWAYS: This is not a revivalist depiction"

“ALIEN TRAILWAYS: This is not a revivalist depiction of the good old days based upon a setting where Dr. Smith’s miracle elixir was the fodder for tent-shows across the western regions of the United States. On the contrary, these musicians morph a slice of Americana into a surreal Dali-esque sequence of psychodramas, heaping with acoustic-electric abstracts. It’s a pleasant and persuasive type of madness that sucks in elements of jazz improvisation, psychedlia, and vintage space-rock. Nonetheless, the program is quite bizarre and holds true to the album title via alien sojourns amid a sea of cyclonic movements and prismatic hues. The band often liquefies themes and reformulates into tangents that spawn drones, tumbling rhythms and edgy circumstances. Not for everyone and radio play might be a stretch. However, the musicians provide a cunning snapshot into musical highways infrequently traversed. Moreover, the artists reassert Edgetone Records’ forward-thinking strategies. “
- Glenn Astarita, Ejazz news (Jul 11, 2011)

Edgetone Records
Alien Trailways
- Glenn Astarita, Ejazz news (Jul 11, 2011)


Discography

All of our music is availiable through EDGETONE records,
http://www.edgetonerecords.com/tcts.html

2000, Maze Above The Abyss, EDT4005

2001, Improvisation on the Mythos of Eric Zann
EDT4006

2002, Beneath the Mountains of Madness
EDT4007

2003, Legion of Dagon, EDT4022 features added guest members saxophonist and snake oil salesman Rent Romus and guest mulit-instrumentalists Jeff Hobbs and Andre Custodio. Based on the 28 sonnet by Lovecraft, The Fungi of Yuggoth.

2005 THE FOOLKILLER, EDT4033 , an operatic improviational song cycle based loosely on Philip Everett’s prose inspired by southern murder ballads and political commentary and satire featuring the vocal work of Dina Emerson and Jessie Quatro.

2009,“ERASE THE PAST“.EDT4089. A side-ways journey though surf, sci-fi space funk and psychedelica via free jazz mixed with a little black metal and lo-fi electronics that nods to both a Lovecraftian past and the future of Sun-RA and Philip K. Dick…

2010, ALIEN TRAILWAYS” EDT4113 . Tri-Cornered Tent Show continues their journey though sci-fi space jazz psychedelic, world chant, and lo-fi electronics. The Tent Show is joined by the deep soul voice of T. Pope from San Diego California.

2013, We are Currently performing/ recording with classically trained vocalist Valentina O. A new CD with Valentina is planned for release in January 2014

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Bio

Around the turn of the 21st century Tri-Cornered Tent Show driven by two intrepid travelers Philip Everett and Ray Schaeffer, came out from their exile held up in a well-insulated dank studio in the depths of Richmond California for almost three decades. The musical journey began with initial tracks of their first three releases being recorded using the ancient anti-deluvian technology of electronics from the 70’s. Though methodical deciphering of the Lovcraft short story “The music of Eric Zann”, other related stories expanded upon Lovecraft’s Greater Cthulu Mythos they began recording free improvisation and orchestrated sound sculpture over those many years to create the first three projects on Edgetone Records.

Influences:
Frank Zappa, H.P. Lovecraft, Last Exit, Sun Ra, William Burroughs, Blue Cheer, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix,Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Captain Beefheart, Ornette Coleman, Sunny Murray, Cecil Taylor,Diamanda Galas, Nina Simone, Anthony Braxton, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Philip K. Dick, Henry Kaiser, Elvin Jones, Robert Johnson, Son House, Howlin Wolf, Derek Bailey, Paul Bley, Duke Ellington, Hank Williams Sr.,Esqivel, Korla Pandit, Looney Toons, Heckle & Jeckel, R. Crumb, Clark Ashton Smith, Pharoah Sanders, Eric Dolphy, Otis Redding, Tony Williams, Patty Waters, Milford Graves, Charles Mingus, James Jamerson, Curtis Mayfield, San Francisco.