Planet Loop

Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

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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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!”

“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...

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