Born: July 10, 1977
Chris Schlarb is a musician, composer and producer based in Long Beach, California. His newest album, Psychic Temple, is a four song mediation on beauty featuring a 29-musician ensemble. Time Out New York said the album “blurs the line between avant-garde jazz and chamber music,” while National Public Radio mused, “in its wordless pastoral journey, Psychic Temple is boundary-less.”
His debut solo album, Twilight & Ghost Stories, was critically hailed as both, “40 minutes of avant-garde bliss” by the New York Observer and as “a monumental achievement” by FFWD Weekly. His following release, Interoceans, with experimental jazz duo I Heart Lung, was chosen by NPR as one of the Top 5 Jazz albums of the year in 2008....
- Making The Saint by Ian Patterson
- Twilight and Ghost Stories by Ian Patterson
“Top 5 Jazz CD’s of 2008. Schlarb’s projects capture a form of emotional release that few avant-garde musicians can muster.”- National Public Radio
“sumptuous, richly textured… impressively coherent…”- Chicago Reader
“unorthodox, but it’s far from difficult: Much of it has a dreamy, pastoral mellifluousness.”- TimeOut New York
“an entirely original approach to What Game Music Can Be”- BoingBoing
“this is improvised music as art at its very best.”- All About Jazz
“The fantastic ambient/jazz/electronic soundtrack is good enough to enjoy outside the game...