Wednesday, April 3, 2013
See the forest, see the trees, the joys of getting lost in the woods.BY SJIMON GOMPERS
Minneapolis band Kazyak is the indie craft vehicle of frontman, songwriter, guitarist Peter Frey who takes us into the thick of the woods in his premiere for, "Pieces of My Map". Having made the festival circuit rounds, the new album See the Forest, See the Trees finds the group stirring up a selection of rich, heartfelt string arrangements with electric guitars, violins, banjos and strummed percussion sentiments that stretch out like the urban forest branches that embrace downtown Minneapolis. Peter's approach to song construction is to utilize every breath and instrument as a foundational musical tree trunk for budding leaves, flowers and fruits to spring from with a searching spirit for life's lost fragments.
Friday, January 18, 2013
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Kazyak announces regional CD release show:
1.5.13 @ the 331 Club in NE Minneapolis
Kazyak is excited to share the stage with fellow Minneapolis-bred musicians and friends Very Small Animal, Moscowitz and Oak Ribbons.
Pre-order the physical album @ the Kazyak Store.
Check out the event page here.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Kazyak announces regional CD release:
See the Forest, See the Trees
Download the album One Sheet
November 1, 2012
Songwriter/guitarist Peter Frey has always waded in the pool of midwestern music. As a kid, he absorbed lofty sonic architecture from the likes of 12 Rods, Fat Kid Wednesdays, and Tiki Obmar, and more recently, Halloween Alaska and Bon Iver. On the new record, Frey spits it all back out in his own way: The warmth of a nylon-string guitar blended around an expressive falsetto, the electronic drum sequences layered beneath a live Ludwig kit, and an acoustic banjo processed through circuit-bent guitar pedals.