released May 28, 2010
Beyondo is a genre-bending experimental soul band led by Brooklyn trumpeter, Eric Biondo. Gold Tone is Beyondo's first full-length record.
This independent release is an exploration in the sound of the trumpet as a voice and the voice as an instrument. Every song was built on an improvisation with the intent of capturing the honesty of first-time feelings that cannot be replicated in second-time reenactments. Church-evoking brass chorals give birth to soulful funk grooves of fever-dream soundtracks.
Gold Tone features guest appearances from Luke O'Malley (Phenomenal Handclap Band), Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness, Sway Machinery), Rob Di Pietro (Jessie Harris, Norah Jones), Alex Hamlin (Jerseyband), and Tony Barba (Young Blood Brass Band).
Eric Biondo has also independently contributed his trumpet playing in the studio with bands such as Antibalas, TV on The Radio, Holly Miranda, Passion Pit, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Charlie Hunter Band, Foals, Holy Ghost! and The Monkees.
Eric Biondo-Vocals 3,4,6,7,10,12 Trumpet-1-16, Keyboards 2,8,12
Drums 4, QY-100 Sequencer 5,9 Stylophone 14
Grey McMurray-Electric Guitar 4, 12, Vocals 4
Timothy J Allen-Electric Guitar 4
Mike Williams-Bass Trumpet 2,5,9,13 Vocals 9
Rob Jost-Electric Bass 4, 12 French horn 12
Gunnar Olsen-Additional Drums and Percussion 5, 11, 13
Joe “Dad” Biondo-Electric Bass 7
Stuart Bogie-Clarinet 5,7,8
Rich Stein- Percussion 2,3,5 Bottles 5
Christa Robinson-Oboe 8
Luke O'Malley-Electric Guitars 7
Rob DiPietro-Drums 12
Tony Barba-Tenor Saxophone 9
Alex Hamlin-Baritone Sax 7
Dave Treut-Wurlitzer 12
Rain storm sound effect in Double Rainbow courtesy of Mike Koenig at www.free-loops.com
Produced by Eric Biondo
All songs written by Eric Biondo
© 2010 Harhe Music
Track 4 Co-Produced by Grey McMurray.
Drums/Bass Track 4 recorded by Cochemea Gastelum.
Rhythm section on Track 12 recorded by Rob Dipietro.
Mastered by Paul Cox at La Sala Studio NY, NY
Cover Design: Stephanie Syfert
Special thanks the great musicians that played on this record, to all the devoted listeners, my family, Stef Syfert, Grey McMurray, Stuart Bogie, Davy Jones Band, Johnny J Blair, Antibalas, Cochemea Gastelum, Carmen Intorre, Pj Boeckel, Mike Chiavaro, Josh Sitron and Paul Cox.
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