HASKINS’ CAPACITY FOR BLENDING CUTTING-EDGE, HIGH-TECH MEANS OF MUSIC MAKING WITH THE HANDMADE, ORGANICALLY CONCEIVED METHOD OF PLAYING JAZZ BORDERS ON THE GENIUS LEVEL.
— SOMETHING ELSE! REVIEWS
(‘GNOSIS’ IS) A STRONG ARTISTIC STATEMENT, ONE THAT MELDS THE MOST SALIENT FACTORS OF EDM -TRANCE-INDUCING GROOVES, SMOLDERING LAYERS OF SOUND, AND A SKIN-TINGLING SENSE OF RHYTHMIC DEVELOPMENT - WITH POWERFUL IMPROVISATION AND LYRICAL MELODIES. THIS IS FUSION OF AN ENTIRELY 21ST-CENTURY SORT.
— DOWNBEAT

GNOSIS

OUT NOW on Recombination Records

featuring:

TAYLOR HASKINS synths, analog EVI, trumpet, piano
NATE SMITH drum set
FIMA EPHRON electric bass
BRANDEE YOUNGER harp
NIR FELDER guitar
HENRY HEY rhodes & wurlitzer electric pianos
JOSH ROSEMAN trombone
TODD SICKAFOOSE acoustic bass
DANIEL FREEDMAN percussion
JAMIE BAUM alto flute

produced by TAYLOR HASKINS

recorded at
THE MAGIC SHOP
, NYC
BUNKER STUDIO, BROOKLYN
SYSTEMS TWO, BROOKLYN
THE LOOVE, BROOKLYN
RECOMBINATION LABS, ADK

mixed by NIC HARD
mastered by JOSH KESSLER

“THE IMPRESSION ‘GNOSIS’ CREATES: THE SLICKEST BEDROOM ALBUM YOU EVER HEARD.
HASKINS DOESN’T KICK DOWN GENERIC WALLS; HE DISSOLVES THEM.”
— THE WIRE

portrait by CATHERINE HASKINS

Gnosis. No.9 (view with sound on) . "Scientists are now inventing the “ultimate intelligent machine”, a computer which will beat man in every way. If the machine can outstrip man, then what is man? What are you? What is the future of man? If the machine can take over all the operations that thought does now, and do it far swifter, if it can learn much more quickly, if it can compete and, in fact, do everything that man can—except of course look at the beautiful evening star alone in the sky, and see and feel the extraordinary quietness, steadiness, immensity and beauty of it—then what is going to happen to the mind, to the brain of man? Our brains have lived so far by struggling to survive through knowledge, and when the machine takes all that over, what is going to happen? There are only two possibilities: either man will commit himself totally to entertainment—football, sports, every form of demonstration, going to the temple, and playing with all that stuff—or he will turn inward.” - J. Krishnamurti (1983) . . . . Gnosis is available for pre-order now. Links in bio. . . Motion Graphics by @benstechschulte . Sound by @taylorhaskinsmusic . . . . . #taylorhaskins #gnosis2017 #taylorhaskinsgnosis #recombinationrecords #newmusic #musicvideooftheday #musicvideo #motiongraphics #movie #animation #krishnamurti #electronicvalveinstrument #analog #synth #synthesizer #trumpet #EDM #EVI #nowplaying #listen #sounddesign #remix

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Gnosis. No.7 (view with sound on) . "There is no path to truth, it must come to you. Truth can come to you only when your mind and heart are simple, clear, and there is love in your heart; not if your heart is filled with the things of the mind. When there is love in your heart, you do not talk about organizing for brotherhood; you do not talk about belief, you do not talk about division or the powers that create division, you need not seek reconciliation. Then you are a simply a human being without a label, without a country. This means that you must strip yourself of all those things and allow truth to come into being; and it can come only when the mind is empty, when the mind ceases to create. Then it will come without your invitation. Then it will come as swiftly as the wind and unbeknown. It comes obscurely, not when you are watching, wanting. It is there as sudden as sunlight, as pure as the night; but to receive it, the heart must be full and the mind empty.” - J. Krishnamurti (1949) . . . . Gnosis is available for pre-order now. Links in bio. . . Motion Graphics by @benstechschulte . Sound by @taylorhaskinsmusic . . . . . #taylorhaskins #gnosis2017 #taylorhaskinsgnosis #recombinationrecords #newmusic #musicvideooftheday #musicvideo #motiongraphics #movie #animation #krishnamurti #electronicvalveinstrument #analog #synth #synthesizer #trumpet #EDM #EVI #nowplaying #listen #sounddesign #remix

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