SMU plays ..Syd Barrett
Sounds Like: Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Sonny Sharrock, John McLaughlin, Don Cherry
Bio: Band Name ; Stochastic Mettle Union local #35
Stochastic: Pertaining to chance; non-deterministic.
Mettle: Vigor and strength of spirit or temperament.
The music of Stochastic Mettle Union Local #35 has been described as
psychedelic, minimalist, avant-garde, free, melodic, and organic ...See Full Bio
“They transformed the video lottery parlor into a spectral, Black Lodge like atmosphere with their mysterious, trance-inducing doom jazz. Josh Feinberg was holding down the pocket on a lovely, mahogany stand-up bass, while David Haverkampf drummed like Vishnu, keeping the music swooning, ducking and diving. William Hardy alternated between John McLaughlin-like atmospheric electric guitar and triggering samples and electronics, and it seemed like the ghost of Miles was summoned in this dive bar seance parlor. A baritone sax completed the ensemble, one of my all-time favorite instruments; warm and rich and full. The music swirled like a fiery hurricane, but this chaos was entirely contained, as 30-something bohemians twirled like dervishes in the cramped confines. The crowd, made up of all stripes of humanity, were warm, friendly, and inviting. I was absolutely floored that music of this caliber is being made in the city where I live.”