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Jeffrey Cedrone

Greylyng

Jeff Cedrone and John C. Miller formed Greylyng in the autumn of 2002, with an honest intent of exploring sound. Having completed a BA in Music Performance (Jazz Guitar) from Western CT State University, Cedrone found himself going back to his ‘60s/'70s progressive rock/experimental roots, but now incorporating his new found love of jazz harmony, electronics, and improvisation. Jeff states “When it comes to writing, I have always found tone and texture to be as important as melody, rhythm, and harmony. This may be why I gravitate towards classic guitar tones, effects pedals, synths, mellotrons, electronics, electric piano timbres, found sounds, and the like.”. When upon meeting John C. Miller, Cedrone found a sonic partner with a shared vision, but from an entirely different perspective. Having come from an extensive visual arts background with no formal musical training, Miller explored analog and modular synthesis, laptop sound design, and digital sampling to create a unique audio palette to back his solo audio/video projects entitled ‘Avmus’. Together they created Greylyng and soon the duo filmed and scored the short film “Dove and Figure” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A1_Zp1Pt8s), a disturbingly minimalistic visual documentary of Connecticut's abandoned Fairfield Hills Psychiatric Hospital. Following the summer of 2006, Greylyng complete their debut “Oiwa”. From Progressive Ears Reviews: “...with an arsenal of electronics and instruments, and one very unique, honest and utterly demented at times muse, the duo set forth to create colorful and engaging electronic music without pretense or trying to regurgitate an established paradigm or style. What happens here is progressive in the real and true sense of that word, this music progresses, changes, evolves and explores.....the duo set up and facilitate an environment where beauty and dissonance not only clash but many times dance together and even somehow eerily merge and give birth to even more interesting sounds”. The rhythmic chair remained vacant until 2007, when Greylyng added Stephen Zieminski. A regular participant of the New Haven experimental/improv/prog scene, and it was through The New Haven Improvisers Collective (NHIC) that Stephen and Jeff met. Within the NHIC the two found a sonic playground in which to help further develop their composition, listening, and improvising skills together. “In Greylyng” states Zieminski, “All of our roles are relative. It’s equally valid for any of us to embrace texture, melody, rhythm, sound or space all while embracing the traditional strengths of our instruments”. The trio version has led to a fresh outlook on form and composition which can be heard on their sophomore release ‘i keep silence...’, released during the summer of 2011. A few years in the making, 'i keep silence...' is an instrumental concept album that isn't. Dark, melodic, dissonant, minimal, dynamic, epic, arty, moody, progressive, harmonically rich, and sometimes droning, ‘I keep silence…’ sits in a sound world unto itself. Greylyng are: Jeff Cedrone John C. Miller Stephen Zieminski

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”Second release by a young, avant-garde/progressive rock trio consisting of Jeff Cedrone - guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, electronics, John C. Miller - synthesizers, electronics, tapes, Stephen Zieminski - drums, percussion, mallets. It's definitely 'prog', but it definitely also sounds like today and not 35 years ago prog. Some really nice guitar work, lovely melodies here and there and a constantly exploratory sound-stance makes this well worth your attention and at this amazing price for a brand new work, a no-brainer. Recommended.” - Wayside Music, 2011

“What Greylyng do different with all these progressive styles is add a kick of classic rock in small does here and there

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