Electronic soundscapes, mysterious, almost dystopian atmospheres,
and volcanic energy!’
These words, written by music critic Jean Claude Vantroyen of Le Soir Brussels,
truly describe the sound of Canadian drummer/composer Greg Smith’s CLUSTER 001. The music is intense and driving, yet allows space for hallucinations and dreams, fulfilling Smith’s bizarre vision of a World clustered with off-the-wall sonic imagery and propulsive, futuristic rhythms. A strong melodic line forges through the fray and lets this alternate reality impact and permeate the hearts and minds of the listeners.
“Smith’s music, deep and progressive, touched my listeners deeply” – Jerry Gordon, Evidence Records, and director of WPRB Princeton
“Smith convened the perfect group, integrating compositional rigor with improvisational openness” – Philip Freitas, Jazz Trail NYC
Lineup: Greg Smith – David Binney – Vanja Kevresan – Alex Maksymiw – Logan Kane
Opderschmelz - Luxembourg 09/07/2021
Open Sessions: New Grounds TV 19/10/2021
Club Grounds - Rotterdam 28/10/2021
L'Archiduc - Brussels 30/10/2021
Haus Der Sinne - Berlin 04/11/2021
Dizzy - Rotterdam 12/05/2022
Paradox - Tilburg 14/05/2022
Peppi Guggenheim - Berlin 20/05/2022
Quasimodo - Berlin 06/07/2022
"An engaging debut record that revels in earnest rock expression and futuristic jazz reverie"
"Smith's music transcends jazz, rock, funk, and is jam-packed with solid improvisations, electronics, and above all a full reservoir of energy"
"Smith's jazz, very deep and progressive, connects with my audience of experienced and discriminating listeners. Great compositions, music to behold!”
"Smith's band produces a volcanic energy that can especially be heard during the phenomenal solos"
"Cleverly thought-out fusion and slightly unconventional jazz, Smith keeps the tension constantly up to standard. For fans of the Moonjune label"