Jasun Martz is hard to pin down as an artist. His career stretches back to the psychedelic rock era, includes work with both Frank Zappa and Michael Jackson as well as experimental electronic and orchestral pieces. He's also a well-known visual artist. Much of his musical output has previously been somewhat difficult to get hold of, but that's changing.
by Jon Davis, Published 2016-12-20
The first major item of note is Non Finito, a sampler of 12 tracks in the categories of Orchestral, Keyboard, Symphonic, Live, and Noise. Here's the album trailer for a little taste.
And then we have Solo Exhibition, an eight-CD set with 85 tracks (over 10 hours) of music featuring contributions from 200 musicians. It includes his work with We the People, American Zoo, The Pillory, The Battle, Non Finito, and much more. Check out the trailer:
And swing by his website linked below for more info.
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