Baltimore band Fractal Cat emphasizes classic songwriting, a strong vocal presence, and a multilayered psychedelic sound. Originally the solo studio endeavor of songwriter Miles Gannett, the project evolved into a six-piece rock ensemble. Fractal Cat weaves pop songs and vocal craft influenced by greats from Buddy Holly to Smokey Robinson with sonic exploration in the spirit of early Pink Floyd and Gong.
The band grew out of Gannett’s studio efforts while recording The Eye in the Dawn, Fractal Cat’s debut album, released October 30, 2012. Inspired by the psychedelic experience and a journey of spiritual awakening, the albumpays homage to the great theme albums of the sixties and seventies.
The Eye in the Dawn features the jazz/Afro-beat influenced drumming of Jason Baker, the electronic sound-wizardry of Joe Clark, the acoustic rhythm guitar of Keith Jones, the dubbed-out bass of Andy Myatt, and Gannett’s lysergic lead guitar and production. Gannett handles the majority of lead vocals, with Jones lending harmonies on several tracks. Several guest musicians also contribute to the album, including Chris Mandra of Telesma, Tiffany DeFoe of The Bellevederes, and Sean Finn of Great Mutant Skywheel and Sahffi.
Playing live, the band modulates between sample-rich re-creations of studio sounds and psychedelic improvisation. Whether showcasing original compositions or re-envisioning rock ‘n’ roll classics, Fractal Cat aims to delight and inspire.
Jason Armstrong Baker : percussion, drums
Joe Clark : synths, samples
Mike Franklin : sound engineering
Miles Gannett : vocals, percussion, mandolin, harmonium, guitar
Keith Jones : vocals, percussion, guitar
Andy Myatt : bass
Sean P. Finn : French horn, violin
Meghan Gwyer : harp, keyboards, vocals
Rufus Roundtree (of P-Funk All Stars) : trombone
Mastering by Motown engineer Bob Olhsson
Album art by Baltimore artist Matt Muirhead
Funding via Kickstarter
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