Numbers Maker [HD 24​/​96]

by Desertion Trio

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    releases April 23, 2021

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Numbers Maker


From the first notes of Numbers Maker, the third album by Desertion Trio, it is clear that the band is leaning into a new direction. While the band has always been a three-piece, Desertion Trio have brought along friends on their previous records — making Numbers Maker their first true trio release and giving the album a distilled and darker edge that hits a little differently.

The opening melody offers an oblique, fisheye reference to the sound of 1960s spy and surf guitar themes while a collective improvisation melts that perspective, shooting for the stars with sprawling and effected tones.

In order to celebrate the spirit of a power trio in its natural state, Desertion Trio recorded Numbers Maker in front of a live audience at New Haven, CT’s Firehouse 12 studio. The result is a detailed studio recording that finds the band all-in with no overdubs and no re-takes, capturing the energy of a great live ensemble.

“[Desertion Trio] hits the sweet spot between Neil Young's exploratory Crazy Horse jams and a spaghetti western soundtrack. – NPR

“...the band’s tunefulness and delicate touch—even during its most punishing passages—have a universal profundity that I’ve been unable to resist. – Chicago Reader


releases April 23, 2021

Nick Millevoi – guitar
Johnny DeBlase – bass
Jason Nazary – drums

Recorded live at Firehouse 12 on October 18, 2019 by Greg DiCrosta.

Mixed and mastered at Menegroth by Colin Marston.

All songs by Nick Millevoi, copyright 2020 Circlesperanto ASCAP, except “Ta-boo” by Margrita Lecuona and Al Stillman.


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