October 25, 2014 · 5:00pm

5pm
No cover

 

Big Lazy brings their instrumental soundscape to Lancaster from New York City.

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Big Lazy is New York City’s instrumental trio. The band’s muiscdwells in the unmistakable landscape of gritty yet gracefully crafted American music. Simultaneously noir and pastoral, gothic and modern, Big Lazy conjures images of everything from big sky country to seedy back rooms. With sparse instrumentation—electric guitar, acoustic bass and drums—the trio creates richly evocative soundscapes with a distinctly narrative quality and an undeniable sense of place.

Big Lazy has released four albums on the Tasankee Label and after a hiatus of several years – leader Stephen Ulrich spent time as the composer for the HBO series Bored to Death – the band is back with a new album scheduled for release in October 2014. Stephen recently scored the feature documentary Art and Craft in theatres nationally in September 2014.

“Big Lazy, the elegantly gritty instrumental trio led by the extraordinary

guitarist Stephen Ulrich, plays stunningly beautiful music that evokes

everything from truckers’ romps to the haunting film scores of

Bernard Herrmann.”                               The New Yorker

 

“The Big Apple Crème de la Crème: an instrumental trio that doesn’t so

much balance jazz dexterity and rock aggression as stick ’em both in

your ear. Right, they’re suitable for soundtracks. But anybody who

wants to call them ambient better talk to me first.”

Robert Christgau

 

 

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