New Atlantis launches its cassette series with the debut from the Yellow Springs, Ohio based avant-rock power trio, Hyrrokkin. Influenced by the methods and spirit of jazz, the tones and textures of new music, and the electric backbone of rock, the group finds unifying features across disparate genre lines, and creates something challenging and refreshing in the process.
The radical sound of the group reflects the cumulative musical experiences of the three musicians involved. Brett Nagafuchi (drums) and Paul Larkowski (guitar+bass) are both members of Kuan, a prog-punk band from Dayton, OH. Edward Ricart (guitar+bass) is half of the free-rock duo Matta Gawa, and has worked with members of rockers Fugazi, Pinback, and Tortoise, as well as free jazzers Peter Brotzmann, Jason Ajemian, William Hooker, and Marshall Allen (of the Sun Ra Arkestra).