Chris Schlarb

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.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Interviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Interviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
“Immersive… meticulous and controlled.”- New York Times

“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

Read more

7 Photos

Albums

Making The Saint
Making The Saint
Asthmatic Kitty Records
2014
buy
Psychic Temple II
Psychic Temple II
Asthmatic Kitty Records
2013
buy
Psychic Temple
Psychic Temple
Sounds Are Active/Asthmatic Kitty Records
2011
buy
[no cover]
NightSky Soundtrack

2011
buy
Twilight and Ghost Stories
Twilight and Ghost...
Asthmatic Kitty Records
2007
buy

Videos

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google banner ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Fund All About Jazz's Future