About Blues in Space
Glen Ridge, NJ
"Are Blues in Space a metal band? Art-rock? Avant garde? Yes, all of the above and more...Bands like Blues in Space make a good battering ram: they destroy boundaries. It would make as much sense for them to do Bang on a Can as it would for them to do Ozzfest or for that matter take up residency at a place like Barbes."
A chaotic and intense musical experience, they somehow manage to never play the same way twice. Not quite being able to describe them is the best part...Blues in Space is just a band to experience" Led by New York City based cellist Rubin Kodheli, Blues in Space is quickly rising to the fore-front of a new avant-rock movement. As a solo artist and graduate of Juilliard, Rubin has made a name for himself performing with Roberta Flack, Henry Threadgill, Wyclef Jean, Norah Jones, Vampire Weekend, Dave Douglas, Makoto Ozone, Wadada Leo Smith, Joan Labarabara.
Their debut E.P is both raw and elegant. Working with engineer Shane Stoneback, the production value is absolutely huge with the layers and waves of sonorities, but also intimate as if you were listening to the band in a tiny performance space. With genre breaking bits of hard rock, free improvisation, pop and jazz, the lush harmonies and counter melodies from the cello bring a new dynamic not heard often.