Battle Trance, Faun and a Pan Flute, Red Sea, Alyssa Pyper
Sun., Sept. 11, 8 p.m. 2016
From the venue:Battle Trance thrives on musical juxtapositions. Formed by Travis Laplante, the tenor saxophone quartet performs long-form suites that are hypnotic and sublime while retaining a frazzled quality. Laplante, along with fellow members Jeremy Viner, Matthew Nelson, and Patrick Breiner, pits deep movements of drone and minimalism against squalling and sprawling sheets of noise, playing up the dynamic extremes of his instrument of choice. Catch the quartet in support of its second LP, Blade of Love, issued by New Amsterdam Records and NNA Tapes.