"'Dromedaries' represents a much-loved yet underrepresented element of the Already Dead catalog. We're thrilled to have more Jazz on the label and hope that you enjoy this music as much as we have.
Neuringer, Dulberger, and Masri have created a powerful work full of unrelenting and beautifully nuanced energy. The style nods to masters of the past while confidently creating something completely their own. Well-seasoned pros and world travelers lead you through sounds that slowly shift, change, and envelop you in emotion. Drums and acoustic bass allow the saxophone to shine through while each instrument perfectly compliments the other. Individual contributions are secondary to the final picture. Quick, punching notes weave together around small brilliant gaps of light and air. There is a challenging and inspiring language here waiting to be translated. Worth every single moment you can devote to it. Grab a copy today and get ready to dive in."
- Sean Hartman, Already Dead Tapes, 2017
"Strands of light flare through the atmosphere when DROMEDARIES play, it's true; the experience is a prismatic adventure, where both cool, soothing blue notes and hot, solar bursts emanating from Keir Neuringer's electrifying alto saxophone rise over Shayna Dulberger's lurching, moonlit wanderings on the upright bass. Once Julius Masri's chaotic, obsessed clatter that rains down like boulders on rusting tin—drums finds its way through to the listener, there's barely a lung in the building left with any breath. Still, the trio, who vacillate as both veterans of the ash-laden dystopia of the underground noise-n-blast beats scene as well as prodigy under the micro-focused tutelage of international jazz masters, want to do more than just give way to unseen, propulsive cosmic forces that only inspire face melting and/or staid stage gawking. No, they're good on that. As Dromedaries, the trio seeks to exhaust themselves as well, hurling their bodies at and through their instruments in fits of physicality that speak to their music's measured rage and its transcendent exploration of love.
Their debut joint sees the band offering themselves up as tribute to their strange, demanding gods that first called them to those dank, molding practice basements and echoey community centers. Listeners can bask in a bit of Roscoe Mitchell's fury and humor for “A Horse By Committee” or be challenged by the theme-song-for-a-sitcom-with-Samuel Delany and Sun Ra-as-showrunners-ness of “One Foot Lighter Than the Load”, but this is an album best absorbed in a full dose. Recorded in Philadelphia by Eugene Lew in January 2015, Dromedaries is set to be unleashed by experimental label Already Dead Tapes thus insuring that the trio has found a home for their caustic brand of spiritual entropy. Let them into yours, let the chaos and colors reign."
Urgency, groove, tradition, anger, it's all there in this wonderful bass sound. The pieces reveal different aspects each time I listen to them. Feedback, overtones, shifting patterns, lyrical moments, make this a very contemporary and explorative album, while tone and phrasing at times reaffirm the power of the instrument's tradition. olivkon
2/4 of Little Women [drums/guitar] picking up where they left off with a new saxophonist. Imagine a free jazz band comprised of crack addicted punks on a roller coaster. Buckle up and wear a fireproof suit. 👽🍹