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Dark Territory
by High Risk

TRACKLIST /
01 Celine 6:43
02 All The Pretty Horsepower 7:03
03 Let's Get One Thing Straight 5:50
04 Mission Acropolis 5:28
05 Ridge Hill 3:56
06 Neural 4:52
07 Loom Large 6:20

MUSICIANS /
DAVE DOUGLAS - trumpet
SHIGETO - electronics
JONATHAN MARON - bass
MARK GUILIANA - drums

Dark Territory is a collection of new music from the creative electronic-inspired


ensemble High Risk. Following the success of the group�s eponymous release in 2015,
this new album continues to explore the intersection of creative improvisation and
modern electronic music production to create a unique sound that Pitchfork
described as, �simultaneously chill and surprising, it�s the sound of a group
discovering a valid language, and then proceeding to push the limits of that new
aesthetic.�

released April 16, 2016

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Dave Douglas
Dark Territory
RELEASE DATE: 2016-03-18

Featuring Shigeto, Jonathan Maron and Mark Guiliana.

�Dark Territory follows up on this area of risk, going into new, as yet
unexplored musical spaces. The title was suggested by the writer Fred Kaplan, whose
new book Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, talks about the similarly
mysterious, murky waters of underground activity. In a way, we�re playing through a
similar territory without rules where the dangers and challenges of technology are
much greater than normal. I love that Zach, Jon, and Mark are so willing to go that
place!�

Dave Douglas

With the 2015 release of High Risk, Dave Douglas, Shigeto, Jonathan Maron, and Mark
Guiliana proved they could produce an album where avant-jazz and electronic music
met in a spacey atmospheric middle ground, delivering something new in the world of
genre. Melding traditional instrumentation and modern electronic music production
challenges the ideals of both the traditional term �jazz� as well as the modern
term �electronic music.� Pitchfork described it as, �Simultaneously chill and
surprising, it�s the sound of a group discovering a valid language, and then
proceeding to push the limits of that new aesthetic.�

Dark Territory features a new set of music that was initially released on Limited
Edition 12? 180 Gram vinyl as a Special Release for Record Store Day 2016! The LP
and digital audio are available directly from Greenleaf Music via Bandcamp. The CD
will be released on July 8. Pre-order on iTunes will begin June 17.

Tracked in the same set of sessions as High Risk, Dark Territory was recorded once
again by Geoff Countryman at The Bunker in Brooklyn, NY in October 2014, with
mixing by Steve Wall, mastering by Mark Wilder and production by Dave Douglas.

As Douglas notes, �Dark Territory follows up on this area of risk, going into new,
as yet unexplored musical spaces. The title was suggested by the writer Fred
Kaplan, whose new book Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, talks about
the similarly mysterious, murky waters of underground activity. In a way, we�re
playing through a similar territory without rules where the dangers and challenges
of technology are much greater than normal. I love that Zach, Jon, and Mark are so
willing to go that place!�

The four musicians who make up High Risk come from multifaceted-genre backgrounds.
Thus, the jazz/electronic divide is somewhat blurred. PopMatters observed, �Where
one influence ends and another one begins is a mystery, and that�s what will
guarantee High Risk�s status as a wholly unique album. With any justice, it will
also serve as a template for future electro-jazz.� All About Jazz described the
original album, �Voluminous soundscapes and swelling patterns like oceanic waves
find Douglas� blustery and sensitive horn flowing within the band�s shifting and
sonically rich program of beats, noises, thoughtful music, and creative
embellishments.� Furthermore, Stereophile remarked, �It is a high-wire act, a �high
risk,� to be out there, so starkly exposed� there�s a serrated groove to this
music, even a lyricism and the blues.�

ABOUT SHIGETO

Zachary Saginaw, known under his moniker and middle name Shigeto, was originally a
jazz student at The New School. He has since released three full-length albums
under noted American electronica hub, Ghostly International (home to Matthew Dear,
Gold Panda, Tycho, HTRK, etc.). But he never lost his love for jazz and
improvisation, as he explains, �Jazz has always had a place in my life, whether it
was my father playing his records for me or just playing tunes with friends. Before
I got into production, all I wanted was to be a jazz drummer.�

ABOUT JONATHAN MARON

Bassist Jonathan Maron, who contributes both electric bass guitar and synth
(keyboard) bass to the album, was a founding member of Groove Collective and a
prominent figure in the fusion-oriented acid jazz movement of the 1990s, when he
first crossed paths with Douglas.

ABOUT MARK GUILIANA

Mark Guiliana is one of the most in-demand drummers in the modern jazz scene. His
firepower behind the kit is on full, explosive display within this ensemble � but
he�s also an inveterate experimentalist who regularly incorporates electronic
elements into his own work on projects like Beat Music, Heernt and, perhaps most
notably, Mehliana, his genre-defying duo project with Brad Mehldau. His work on
Blackstar, David Bowie�s final recording, has brought him much-deserved
international attention.