Club d'Elf - As Above: Live at The Lizard Lounge - 2 CDs

A true experiment in chaos! This live recording is the product of countless hours spent onstage exploring new musical ground.
The master tapes are saturated with fertile soundscapes from guest artists like: DJ Logic (Project Logic, Medeski Martin and Wood),
Graham Wiggins (a.k.a. Dr. Didg), guitarist Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, Rolling Stones), drummer Kenwood Dennard (Sting, Miles
Davis, Maceo Parker), electric violinist Mat Maneri and his father Joe Maneri on clarinet and saxophone, oud and doumbek player
Brahim Fribgane (Hassan Hakmoun Ensemble, Morphine), guitarist Duke Levine (Ellis Paul, The Story), and keyboardist Alain Mallet
(Paul Simon, Jonatha Brooke, Victor Mendoza).

The live forum created by Mike Rivard (a.k.a. Micro Vard) has become a sensation in the groove scene of Cambridge and their bi-monthly
appearances have created quite a stir at the ultra-hip Lizard Lounge. Club d'Elf shows are a trip into a world of ordered chaos, anything
can happen and anything does happen. Says Rivard, "We play actual tunes, not open-ended jams. But there's enough room in the melodies and
heads to shape the song differently every night." Club d'Elf blends seemingly dissimilar musical genres like hip-hop, free jazz, electronica,
and Moroccan and West African trance, into flowing musical excursions for the mind. Club d'Elf's performances twist and turn from avant-garde
free jazz to funky hip-hop flava back into a dreamy trance that leaves the audience in a state of meditative bliss.

Track List:

Disc One -
1- Now I understand
2- Shadow's Shift
3- Actual Smiles
4- Left Hand of Clyde
5- Meet the Monster Tonight
6- Claude Raines Revisitied
7- Last Business (dub)
8- d'Empty Dance
9- So Below
Disc Two:
1- Get a Little Turning
2- Intro/Bass Beatbox
3- In A Perfect World
4- Route of the Root
5- As Above
6- Beneath the Underground
7- Buzz
8- Taurobolium
9- Trance Meeting
10- Last Business
11- Divine Invasion