The Great Escaper is back - Will Hanza and his retrofuture space rock/spy funk band of renegades are tearing it up again with their second studio album. Edge Detection was recorded at The Bunker in Brooklyn, with each band member performing simultaneously in isolation. The process captured the live interaction with all of the studio benefits. Bandleader and guitarist Will Hanza explains, “The term ‘jam’ can be a loaded one, but the idea of having some concrete ideas, while still allowing the music to be open to take advantage of the moment is really important to us.” This is a fan pleasing, room shaking experiment in music exploration, laying a solid launch pad for Hanza's soaring interstellar guitar.
released February 23, 2018
Escaper would like to thank: Our parents, Louis Marks and Ropeadope Records, Fabian Brown, John Davis, Wayan Zoey, Carl Pino, Dani Mari, Laurel Bear, Djuna Dasilva, Kalen Lister, Jason Snyder, Andy Gladding, Chris Capaci, Michael Ragu Rogowski, Kamala Towns, Andy Mooney, Anne St. Hilaire, Kristina Rusch, Bryan Edward, Filip Zalewski, Chason Heins, David Chard, Sean Hagerty, Matthew Chase, Jesse Merandy, Phil Kadet, E. Scott Linder, Eliot Kershner, Will Schwerd, Brian Stollery, Jen Giuliano, Billy Bunce, Kenny Cunningham, Max Schiavone, Juliana Todeschi, Phil Christensen, Dave Bunting, Buddy Booker, David Acevedo Jr., Joe Haneman and everyone who has supported and encouraged us along the way.
Will Hanza - Guitar
Jay Giacomazzo - Bass
Andrew Nesbitt - Drums
Adam Ahuja – Keyboards
Johnny Butler – Saxophones
Recorded at: The Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Engineered/Mixed by: John Davis
Produced by: Escaper and John Davis
Mastered by: Scott Hull (MasterDisk)
The literal definition of Escaper is, "One who breaks free from confinement". this Brooklyn based band strives for a sound
without limits while keeping the dance grooves going.
The band will release their 3rd album on Ropeadope Records in 2020. Their first two albums were met with critical acclaim including being named a JamBase “Release Day Picks”. Named “On the Verge” by Relix Magazine....more