Drummer, composer, storyteller Sean Noonan describes himself as an 'Irish griot,’ one who collects tales, legends, and life stories over the course of his journeys and transforms them into the raw material that informs not only his drumming, but the entirety of the music he creates; as if Samuel Beckett were on drums.
In 1999 Sean Noonan first came to the public’s attention as the drummer of The HUB, one of several bands that emerged as the next generation of cutting edge music from the Brooklyn underground scene. Since the birth of his band Brewed by Noon, Noonan has created original musical concepts from Afro-Celtic Punk-Jazz to composing downtown avant-garde chamber music and improvising stories from his drum set.
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This is not the typical release but an experience. A dynamic and virtually flawless execution of art at an apex of creativity few can match. Brent Black @CriticalJazz
You think this might be boring? C’mon man, relax, this is Sean Noonan…it’s like nothing else out there. Something Else!S. Victor Aaron
Noonan strikes again conducting a string quartet with his drumsticks…like Bela Bartok french kissing with John Zorn. I wonder when the man finally will get some serious recognition in Culture loving Flanders? Rifraf (BE)-Bootsie
Sean Noonan is never boring…this is starkly original music that is different from Noonan’s previous starkly original music. Britt Robson-JazzTimes
Menacingly surreal, often assaultive, a feast for fans of dark, challenging music…it’s a category unto itself – and one of the best albums of 2012 in any style of music