Anytime at All

Anytime at All

by Banyan
     
 

Despite an ensemble that includes over 20 contributing musicians (including bassists Mike Watt, Flea, and Rob Wasserman, and guitarists Nels Cline, Buckethead, and John Frusciante) and an anything-goes aesthetic that touches on elements of jazz, funk,See more details below

Overview

Despite an ensemble that includes over 20 contributing musicians (including bassists Mike Watt, Flea, and Rob Wasserman, and guitarists Nels Cline, Buckethead, and John Frusciante) and an anything-goes aesthetic that touches on elements of jazz, funk, rock, world music, and even hip-hop, the second album from this Stephen Perkins side project somehow flows even more cohesively than its impressive debut. Opening with the lackadaisical rhythms of "Buzzards & Worms," the album grows more compelling with each passing track. The jazz/funk fusion of "Steelhead" could be straight outta the Steely Dan songbook if not for the subtle rap of Bad Azz, while the delicious groove of "Grease the System" finds Perkins paired with Flea and Frusciante. But while this could've devolved into a white-boy funk fest, Banyan shows its diversity without sacrificing cohesion. "Cactus Soil" is a fine bit of esoteric experimentalism that flows smoothly into the lushly layered trip-hop of "Keep the Change," while Buckethead's space-guitar sound works equally well on the pastoral balladry of "Early Bird" and the futuristic fusion of "Sputnik." A multifaceted album that isn't afraid to take chances, Anytime at All isn't quite the masterpiece one senses may be in Banyan's future, but it's pretty damn close.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/1999
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0724384695323
catalogNumber:
46953

Related Subjects

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Banyan   Primary Artist
Nels Cline   Guitar
Rob Wasserman   Upright Bass
Dave Aron   Clarinet
Buckethead   Guitar
Flea   Bass
Stafford Floyd   Keyboards
John Frusciante   Guitar
Stephen Perkins   Percussion,Drums,Snare Drums
Mike Watt   Bass
Michael Mattioli   Saxophone
Ross Rice   Keyboards
Leo Chelyapov   Clarinet
Cindy Juarez   Vocals
Joey Klaparta   Vocals
Martyn Lenoble   Bass
Bad Azz   Vocals
Patrick Butler   Guitar
Jason Burke   Guitar
Clint Wagner   Guitar
Willie Waldman   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Dave Aron   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Tommy D   Programming,Engineer
Matt Marshall   Executive Producer
Stephen Perkins   Producer,Artwork,Art Direction
Doug Sax   Mastering
Dan Selene   Executive Producer
Robert Fisher   Artwork,Art Direction
Dave Sax   Mastering
Cindy Juarez   Artwork,Art Direction
Christine Cagle   Paintings,Inlay Painting
Tom Lemke   Sound Effects
Willie Waldman   Producer,Engineer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >