Perhaps Pegacide’s most graspable of musics, Cosmic Forest is a focused, muscular event, equal parts explosive and brooding. Stripped down from the possbile 5 member band, to a tight 3-piece, and recorded live in an entirely improvised 48 minute stretch, Pegacide seems lost in a world all its own, running through the woods, kicking over trees, inhaling stars and moon-beams. Beautiful piano segments melt into heavy, corrosive stomp, managing both abrasive, and beautiful results.
The musicians this time around are Paul Scota on drums, Phil Herford on electric violin and guitar, and Joel Dow on all sorts of feedback looped, warped electronic gadgetry, that only he understands. The members flit back and forth between piano, various percussion, and vocal sections as well, but it is the Drum/Violin/Noise setup sets the foundation for this strange epic.
released February 19, 2010
Paul Scota: drums, percussion, voices
Joel Dow: piano, electronics, voices
Phil Herford: electric violin, guitar