Nick Macri & Mono No Aware unveil the single “..Without Jumping Out of Your Skin” from upcoming album “Amache” due out on May 27, 2022 via Cuneiform Records. Stream the track through the Soundcliud player below:
Bassist Nick Macri has been exploring Chicago’s slipstream of creative music for decades from collaborative, creative groups and ad hoc improvised pairings, to notable sideman gigs, and the rare solo excursion. He is a founding member of the collective trio Stirrup with Fred Lonberg-Holm and Charles Rumback and is/was a contributing member to many, varied groups including Ken Vandermark’s Audio One, Momentum 3, and Momentum 5 groups, instrumental explorers Euphone and Heroic Doses, art-pop quartet The Zincs, and the pastoral, Psych-Folk of The Horse’s Ha (with Janet Bean and James Elkington). He has performed and toured as a sideman and recorded sessions with an eclectic list of artists including Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab, The Sea and Cake, Daughter of Swords, Nina Nastasia, Azita, James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg, Joan Shelley, Wanees Zarour, Hector Zazou of ZNR, and visual artist Bruce Licher of Savage Republic. Additionally, he has improvised in duo or group settings with various musicians including Angel Bat Dawid, Bill MacKay, Eve Risser, Isaiah Collier, Avreeayl Ra, Sylvaine Hélary, Tim Daisy, and many more. He has performed across Europe, Asia, South America, and North America including concerts at Saalfelden Jazz Festival (Austria), Festival de Musique Actuelle Victoriaville (Canada), Reading Festival and Leeds Festival (U.K.), World Music Festival Chicago, All Tomorrow’s Parties (U.K.), the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Logan Center, and the Pritzker Pavilion (Chicago).
“My natural state as a musician has always been one of collaboration. Whether creatively conspiring with other players in a rehearsal room or on a recording session, side-mousing it (to borrow a phrase from Mike Watt) on a tour, or building something from the ground up with some long-standing comrades, I am most comfortable making noise with others. So, the opportunity to perform a solo, improvised set before a studio audience at Experimental Sound Studio was intimidating, exhilarating, and a challenge I knew I had to accept. So, thank you to Tim Daisy, Ken Vandermark, and Andrew Clinkman for the chance to be alone with my thoughts to see what came to mind and to E.S.S. for documenting it.
Amache is dedicated to The Chicago Resettlers, the tens of thousands of Japanese American citizens who reestablished their lives and communities in Chicago after being incarcerated by the United States in the internment camps of World War II.” – Nick Macri
Pre-order the album on Bandcamp: https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/amache
1. How To Be In The Body…
2. ..Without Jumping Out of Your Skin (for Tracy Pew)
3. Amache (for The Chicago Resettlers)
Nick Macri / Electric and Acoustic Basses, Electronics, Percussion