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How To Be Big & Small (At The Same Time)

by Milton Man Gogh

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Art As Catharsis is proud to announce the release of Milton Man Gogh’s second full length album 'How To Be Big & Small (At The Same Time)', a multi-layered perspective and powerful manifestation of the experimental trio's philosophy and sound; striking a balance between the precise and expressive, serious and ridiculous.

Emerging victorious after their previous EP 'XXXX Bitter Irony' and their debut album 'Stress to Impress', Milton Man Gogh, in their latest offering, reinforce a love of their eclectic influences (Meshuggah, Donny McCaslin, Aphex Twin & Bela Bartok) whilst also delving into new territory with collaborations from two of Australia's finest jazz musicians, vocalist Kristin Berardi (Winner of 2006 Montreaux International Vocal Competition) and guitarist Toby Wren, creating their most compelling, diverse and mature work to date.

The release of 'How To Be Big and Small (At The Same Time) comes off the tail end of a brief hiatus and continual critical praise for their previous work which earned the trio a nomination for Best Young Jazz Artist at the Australian Jazz Awards (BELLS), a Highly Commended nod at the Queensland Music Awards along with placing in the finals for the 2018 International Songwriting Competition.

“To be honest, we’ve always had a bit of a running joke that we don’t really know what we are, genre wise - too jazz to be math rock and too math to be jazz. Not metal enough and so on,” begins upright bassist Zac Sakrewski.

“We think a lot of that comes down to what we have listened to, how we interact together and our past experiences. I think those styles are great and there are so many innovators out there, but if there was one thing a lot of bands from those styles are missing, it’s balance. You can’t veil an average song in technicality and call it great, much like you can’t take a great song and play it to the point where the meaning is obscured, too many of the same tones and ideas for my liking too. There is a fine duality to all that I feel we are still figuring out ourselves. The journey is a lot of fun though!”


releases June 21, 2019

Milton Man Gogh is:

Andrew Saragossi - Tenor Saxophone, Composition (1, 7)
Zac Sakrewski - Upright Bass, Effects, Composition (5, 9, 10), Lyrics (5,10)
Benjamin Shannon - Drums, Composition (2, 3, 4, 6, 8)
Featuring the Talents of:
Kristin Berardi – Voice (5, 10)
Toby Wren – Guitar (5, 8)

How to be Big & Small (at the Same Time) Was:

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Cody McWaters at The Plutonium Studios, Newmarket and Aisle 6 Studios, Salisbury, Brisbane, August 2018
Artwork by: Chloe McAlister

Benjamin Shannon published by Double Drummer
Zac Sakrewski uses Doom in Analog Effects and Krivo Pickups
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Milton Man Gogh Brisbane, Australia

A “jazz trio” that eschews the mantle and gives it some crushed up No-Doz tablets; Milton Man Gogh's distinct style and approach to music making is aimed at bringing together the often far-spread constellations of music lovers; from the festival stage, to the cellar jazz club through to the living room metal show. ... more

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Track Name: How To Be Big & Small (At The Same Time)
Time heals all wounds
While you’re staring at a wall
Wishing All that time would slip away
To a place
So stoic and small

Small as small can be
Large consuming all
Somber wanting that whole life to change
Wish away
Will that change your mind?

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