Agro-jazzy urban folk-core from bottomland—basement 3 is where musical styles meet at a crossroads, mix, and explode like a volatile yet seductive coctail. vocals, strings, guitars, horns, drums, piano and a washing machine…
“Its smart and complicated music, very emotive but also wise in the ways of the world.” neo-zine
“I love what I’m hearing. My brain feels like it’s actually getting bigger.” indie-music.com
“Basement 3 are a wholesomely feverish eclectic mix of lucid rock, Zappaesque freakishness and musical complexity with lashings of Rage Against the Machine anxiety. They are ridiculously talented and play very diverse styles: folk, thrash, urban rap, grunge and progressive rock.” astrozombie
Since it’s conception in the mid 90’s as kenny’s solo project, basement 3 has continually mutated and altered it’s scope on both an artistic and a functional level. still spearheaded and conceptualized by kenny, the new cd,fuzzyland, incorporates drummer mike freitas and vocalist heather courtney in more prominent roles to provide a more unified result with added creative depth of field. the first 2 cds yielded a brand of music that kenny called ‘subterranean world-core’–a stew of world music, industrial, avant-garde jazz, and pop. now with a new obsession for singer/songwriter and neo-folk stylings, kenny’s songs have taken some new directions, with more emphasis on vocals, melody and harmony. but basement 3 fans of old need fear not–there’s still plenty of eclectic stew left in the pot. . .new for ’04: agro-jazzy urban folk-core from bottomland. basement 3-underground music for a new millennium.