Food For The Moon Too Soon

by Eddie the Rat

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Eddie the Rat is the pseudonym for composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter J. Martin (aka Pete Rat) and the musical group who execute his compositions. Martin calls his music "head music for your feet." Inspired by everything from Indonesian gamelan, American music styles (Jazz, Blues, rock), and modern orchestral music, Eddie the Rat tries to bridge the gap between ritual, roots, and concert music.
"Food for the Moon Too Soon" was the first CD to document Martin's journey from a solo electro-acoustic artist to the leader of a large performing group. Recorded live in 2001 at Artist's Television Access in San Francisco, the performance showcases a 12-piece ensemble in a nine-track song-cycle about death, consciousness, and insanity which masquerades as normality. The piece uses composed cyclical patterns which are conducted by Martin in an on-the-fly cut & paste performance.

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released October 20, 2009

Peter J. Martin - (aka Pete Rat): conductor, lead vocals, sermonizing, piano, moog, guitar, birdcage, magazine rack, assorted odds 'n ends
Ronnie Camaro - electric bass, sparklers
Bill O' Mahony - electric guitar
Jesse Hix - contrabass, xylophone, jews harp
Warren Huegel - percussion, wine glasses
Brandon Foust - percussion, wine glasses
Heather Bradley - lead vocals
Molly Tascone - vocals
Floyd Labar - vocals
Jeanette Labar - vocals
Dione Ardania- vocals
Vonn Scott Bair - vocals

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Edgetone Records San Francisco, California

Edgetone Records was founded by musician/producer, Rent Romus. The label took shape in 1991 to support his group’s original jazz recordings. After being on a long hiatus Rent re-opened Edgetone in January 2000 and expanded it to support new music crossing the genre boundaries specifically for D.I.Y. (do it yourself) artists looking for a ground base and community label identity. ... more

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