From a basement in Brooklyn comes Lucibel Crater, Lucibel Crater’s partner, and their good friend, Lucibel Crater. Along the way they lost the Lucibel with the guitar, but realized that no one would miss it ‘cause they sounded so rousing and fresh.
In June they released their first record, "The Family Album", produced by Lucibel, mixed by Bryce Goggin, and mastered by Fred Kevorkian. If music can trigger long-abandoned muscle memories, here are 10 short films from American Life. Love, lust, struggle, loneliness, paranoia fill the landscape in the portraits of “The Family Album.” The layers of sound are both familiar and unsettling, created by over 20 hours of live, open improvisation and then whittled down to the essence of each player’s individual sound. Lou Reed joins “At A Threadbare Funeral,” adding a eulogy full of fire and brimstone. It’s easy to open “The Family Album,” and each time will reveal another image. Closing it might be tough. Anthony DeCurtis,Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone, describes the songs on "The Family Album" as, "emotionally charged, continually surprising, inspiring in their originality and ambition, provocative and fun, noisy and meaningful. And entirely satisfying."
If you're in Europe, you can soon buy "The Family Album" in stores, distributed by Galileo MC.
Their record release performance at Joe's Pub in New York City was a thumping success; the combination of sounds and energies creating real excitement.
The first ingredient in this mixture comes in the form of a long haired Lucibel, master of sounds and thump. He uses a sound design system called Kyma and is a beta tester for the friendly people of Symbolic Sound. (He claims to have invented a new kind of synthesis.) When he’s not making sounds, looping, or processing sound, he plays bass and keys. He’s currently touring with Lou Reed crafting sound with Kyma. He has also created music with Lou Reed for a Tai Chi DVD coming soon to a martial artist near you.
Complimenting this with a hefty dose of energy and groove is our Lucibel of the drums.
He was a long time member of the punk/jazz band Gutbucket, which Modern Drummer described as, “a thrashing, squealing romp, full of shifting time signatures and punk-rock attitude.” Besides creating the Rock in Lucibel Crater, this one owns a company called JoyRide Media that writes and produces music programs for public radio ranging from the music of legendary artists like Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, to documentaries about Cuba's musical Diaspora.
Not just the icing on the cake, but perhaps more the Gluten, is the singing, cello playing Lucibel. A trained, conservatory graduate cellist, this Lucibel wanted more say with her melody so she started writing songs. She made a record with Adam Lasus, who recorded and produced the breakout record for Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah, and other bands such as Clem Snide, Gigolo Aunts, and Helium. That record, “Dark Sweet Heart,” reached No.3 on the station KBOO in Portland, Oregon. She plays cello along with other artists around town, such as David Bowie, Michael Cerveris, and Rufus Wainwright. You can hear her playing the cello on Linda Thompson’s record, “Versatile Heart.”