Stick Men

Record Details

King Crimson alumni Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto join with Chapman Stick player Michael Bernier in this unique album featuring multiple Sticks. Levin, noted for the unique Stick opening riff of “Elephant Talk” on the seminal King Crimson album ‘Discipline’, is a premier player of the instrument. Here the band showcases 56 minutes of hard-edged progressive rock, including an ominous rock rendition of Stravinsky’s “Firebird Ballet”. The title track “Soup”, mixed by Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson, is about the Large Hadron Collider, and classically-structured “Hands” and “Relentless” feature high-energy speed playing meeting mellow bowed sections. Stick Men follow this release with a world tour, including dates in North America, Japan and Europe.
released June 22, 2010


Tony Levin – Chapman Stick
Michael Bernier – Chapman Stick
Pat Mastelotto – Drums