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Planet Loop

With just two musicians wielding a full-band sized arsenal of drums, bass, pedals, pads and samples, PLANET LOOP is a unique trip not to be missed. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, the duo forges its unique brand of “electro-funk jazz” combining wild improvisation with the deep rhythms of worldbeat, Latin, funk, and trance music. Frequently a third performer ranging from sax to piano to guitar shares the stage as well as part of the rotating “PLANET LOOP TRIO.”

“Part of the hypnotic nature of our songs comes from the loops we create and the influences we draw from,” notes bassist Michael Schaller. “But, we are a live band with jazz roots, committed to creating all of our sounds in the moment, on the stage.”...
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Featured recording “Cubed”

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Cubed

Self Produced (2011)

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”Planet Loop weaves an experimental sensibility and indie rock ethos into extremely listenable groove compositions sprouting from jazz, funk and world roots. Visit Planet Loop and you'll want to live there.” --Malcom Miles, KZUM, Lincoln, NE

“…A new sound out of Boston--some of the most striking, engaging music I’ve heard in a long time. Think Fela Kuti meets Squarepusher and Michael Manring on a dark planet. Go hear this band!” --Jambase.com

“Planet loop takes the improvisational, live elements of jazz music, the atmospherics of electronic music, rhythms from around the planet, and fuses them together in a show that’s at once rootsy, spacey and very now.” --Monterey County Weekly, Monterey, CA

”Like a more intimate, stripped down version of Tortoise, Planet Loop propels forward with warm, bubbly bass and drums and whatever else wants to come along for the ride.” --Justin Groteleschen, WZBC, Boston, MA

“A magic mixture of grooves makes this drum and bass duo unique. Add one part jazz, one part funk, one part Latin, twist with the twenty-first century, and you get Planet Loop.” --Bostonmusic.com

“Planet Loop is jazzy, but in a nu way. There are certainly global rhythms happening here. And it all has a very synthesized-yet-organic feel.” --Bend Bulletin, Bend, OR

“…[Carrie Jahde and Michael Schaller’s] debut/demo titled Egidito is one of those truly wonderful but under-distributed gems from 1999 that I would bet everyone from Oregon to Nebraska who got one before they ran out, still cherishes for the quality of the playing, clarity of the songwriting, and as a link to a time before everything seemed to get so totally scrambled. I look forward to hearing whatever collaborations evolve next!” --Steven Aldridge, SF Bay Area Writer/Researcher/Lecturer

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