Happy start of the holiday season. Running now through Monday, December 2nd we are having a Black Friday sale. All items in the Pi store will be 20% off. This includes CDs, vinyl, tee shirts and scores. If you prefer digital purchases you can visit our BandCamp page.
Please use the code PiBlackFridaySale at checkout to receive your 20% discount.
Have a great Thanksgiving all.
The Sky Below is guitarist Miles Okazaki‘s fifth album of original compositions, and his second album for Pi Recordings. It is a sequel to Trickster, which was described by the New York Times as “tenacious futurism,” by The Wall Street Journal as “a true concept album,” and by Pitchfork as “obviously complex, the work of virtuosi. But the resulting beauty is easy to appreciate.” In the liner notes for The Sky Below Okazaki writes,“If Trickster was the introduction to the characters, the songs on this album are their children, bearing their features but finding their own way.”
“Trickster, a four-piece band led by guitarist Miles Okazaki, is best understood in both cerebral and visceral terms. On the one hand, it’s a delivery system for some proudly intricate and idiosyncratic compositions, the byproduct of a deeply rigorous mind. On the other hand, it’s a go-for-broke quartet, capable of shifting the ground underfoot without ever losing its balance.” – Nate Chinen, “Take Five” (WBGO)
“the music is strongly related to what came before, because Okazaki is actually telling a story. (…) very beautiful, intricate music.” – Stereogum