Mayhem Circus Electric is a
raucous improv band that makes excitement
out of thin air and develops written themes
with a singular purpose. And just a
hint of electric Miles Davis.
Lubricity captures the spirit of Mayhem
Circus Electric in mid-flight with sonic
celebrations of solid rhythmic invention
underneath spiraling themes and
percussive fury complements exploratory bass
clarinet. Oh Yeah!
MCE takes chances in an
aggressive musical exploration, but always
gives you something to hold onto.
Sometimes a theme, sometimes just a strand
of tonality, always interesting
rhythms. Just when it seems like
things might get all abstract on you, the
band takes you to a higher level of avant
Mayhem Circus Electric exploded out
of the ever-expanding New Haven Improvisers
NHIC is a far-reaching collective of
creative musicians forming into a particular
group to play particular music in a
particular moment. NHIC is
interaction, conflict, and harmony.
notices about MCE and NHIC
Fun and Relentlessly heavy
- Cadence Magazine
Tight Post-Funk Grooves. The rewards are
myriad and exciting.
- New Haven Advocate
has conceptual flair and group dynamic heft. And
they seem to be enjoying every moment of it. I say
bravo to all that!
- Grego Applegate
Artsy modern-musical fun.
- Craig Matsumoto, KZSU,
very nice music.
- Gérard Viols
Radiojazz 34, France
- Owen McNally, The Hartford
It's a wonder that these voices aren't usually heard
outside of New Haven environs.
-Signal to Noise Magazine