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“The Broadcasting System is a masterful example of the long standing affinity between punk rock and Jamaican music. -Joshua Glazer, All Music”
Inside The Future
“"Rawar Style is more aggressive & direct than past Eternals offerings. A strong urban feeling is present throughout the record with their tracks rushing past you as if you were standing in the median of a large city street. The sounds of sirens, radios and partial conversations, take their place as portions of a sonic landscape. This music exists as a result of the environments it grew up in. Raised near the projects of punk & hip hop, but edged out at the onset of gentrification, the music doesn't call either neighborhood home. It is easy to imagine that dancehall, Tropicalia, improvised experimental music and electronic music live as tenants in the same building as the music made by The Eternals. The collective musical community provides the inspiration for the rhythms and tones found on the record. The social and political climate inspires the timbre. Rawar Style has a politicized energy that living in a big city in America can give you."”
Out Of Proportions
New Altantis Records
“The aforementioned adventurist listeners may come for the message, but stay for the music, or come for the music and stay for the message. Adasiewicz adds his vibraphone and horn arrangements for Berman, Leoine, and Mazzarella. All are well proportioned and groovy-heavy. The nine tracks flow from chorale opening to the afro-beat section, to the pop hooks, and some tightly arranged horns that spill out into improvised thunder of driving bass and percussion. -Mark Corroto, All About Jazz”
Where Will We Live Now?
“On this their second 12", The Eternals refine their sonic palette. Gearing up for the next millennium, The Eternals are ready for any sound clash that may come. They can be raucous at their most spare and melodic at their most cluttered. Reggae, Jazz and Soul still reign supreme in the world of The Eternals, but it is the spaces between the genres that most intrigue the band. Rhythms (care of percussion, bass and drums) are used to explore melody, tension and texture. Organ, synthesizer and vocals swirl around and stab at the songs that travel from here to other worlds. The Eternals find intensity in the most unlikely places with the most unlikely methods. The trio deftly modulates and changes as the listener holds on for the ride. From the plaintiff melodic stroll of Augustus Pablo to the aggressive rhythmic stride of The Headhunters, The Eternals travel the globe but reside in the unknown.”
“"About the most exciting thing John Herndon had been involved in since the days of Tortoise glory. Evacuate the funk-punkers and chilly trippers in crisis and forget about your El Guapo's and Gang Gang Dances, the Eternals are here to subtly dissect psychedelic rhythms and emit deconstructed ambiences with a oneiric groove to severely hijack your serotonine and dopamine fuel for a long time..." -RateYourMusic”
WINTER 2021: SIX NEW ARTISTS AT CATALYTIC SOUND
In winter and spring 2021, we welcome Tashi Dorji, Christof Kurzmann, Damon Locks, Paul Lytton, Zeena Parkins, and Tomeka Reid to the roster!
SIX NEW ARTISTS AT CATALYTIC SOUND
In summer and fall 2020, we welcome Jaap Blonk, Chris Corsano, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Bonnie Jones, Brandon Lopez, and claire rousay to the roster!