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Here Comes Now

by Stephon Alexander & Rioux

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john greenwood interesting eclectic mix hard to classify, I find myself listening over and over. Even went back and bought it again on vinyl, can't wait to get it.. Favorite track: Inside the Mirror.
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Ed Buckley This is an odd and inventive mash-up of IDM, rock and space jazz with touches of funk and reggae here and there. You start with a sort of electronic/progish dance music. Half way through you transition to a sort of '50 jazz filtered through an Eno-esque fever dream. You are brought gently to the end with a vaguely Jamaican sounding track and a downtempo electro-jazz close. No piece sounds like any other, and most defy an easy description.
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TheMusicHead beautiful electronic landscapes textured with Alexander's virtuoso sax lines and undeniable groove Favorite track: I Guess We're Floating (feat. Arto Lindsay).
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On August 4th, Trinidadian-American astrophysicist & saxophonist Stephon Alexander and Brooklyn electronic artist/producer Rioux are set to release their collaborative album 'Here Comes Now' on Rioux’s label imprint Connect.

During his sabbatical from Dartmouth College, Stephon Alexander spent the summer of 2012 in Brooklyn, NY where he met Rioux for the first time at a local cafe. After an engaging conversation about the relationship between music and astrophysics, the two made music that same day at Rioux’s studio. The outcome was a psychedelic afro-caribbean dance track with a spoken-word account of the creation of the universe. The song and the album it would inspire explore space, time, our place in the cosmos, and the overlooked connection between modern music and science.

Part Sun Ra, part Brian Eno, Here Comes Now employs an array of collaborators from No Wave/Bossa Nova legend Arto Lindsay, and art director Diego Cortez (Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat). The ornate, tailored productions by Rioux—a multi-instrumentalist—frame Alexander’s cerebral dub-reggae vocals and free bop saxophone performances. Through the album’s sonic narrative, Alexander and Rioux take us on a trip through the human experience and the greatest curiosities of the universe, while pushing the boundaries of contemporary music.


released August 4, 2014

Recorded 8/12-2/13 ◊ Written and Produced by Stephon Alexander and Erin Rioux.

Stephon Alexander — Saxophone, Vocals, Percussion, Keys

Rioux — Drums, Electronics, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Trumpets, Treatments

Mixed and Mastered by Erin Rioux in Hanover, NH April 2013.

Artwork by Philip Taaffe.



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Rioux New York, New York

Erin Rioux (pronounced ‘ree-yoo’) is an American producer, multimedia artist, and co-founder of the New York label and event series Human Pitch. His work under his last name explores the human experience through a mashup of opposing forces––nature/technology, light/dark, minimal/maximal, masculine/feminine––in a surrealist form.

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