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II. Incredibly interesting rhythms coupled with raw power and swagger that make you feel as a wanderer on a safari - What more could you want? Favorite track: Gangland.
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J-p3 Sometimes you just gotta have that afro funk to put a smile on your face and a boogie in your step. These guys have a giant sound and an awesome talent for composing solid tracks that throw back to the 60's & 70's. Dig it! Favorite track: Gangland.
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Reg Dredd Discerning Funk Fan Spiffing, I love the psychedelic lint. 8/10 Favorite track: The Warning.
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ryan I called the day a holiday when Big Mean Sound Machine finally released this, their second album. To listen to it is to submit to mellifluous mastodons. Favorite track: Marauders.
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Marauders 06:19
Gangland 05:14
Big Time 06:10
The Warning 05:42
Seeds 02:22
Eat It 07:04


Big Mean's Second Full-Length independent release "Marauders" incorporates 20 different musicians on a dangerous journey through sonic worlds. Combining elements of afro-beat, future funk, jazz, and electronic music, these 9 tracks represent post modern musical consciousness.


released October 26, 2012


Andrew Klein// Drums, Cymbals, Percussion
Bryan Davis//Percussion, Shakers. Blocks, Effects, Mbira
Lucas Ashby//Congas, Bells, Blocks, Cello
Angelo Peters//Bass, Synths, Organs, Baritone Guitar, Guitar, Mbira, Percussion
Dana Billings//Organs, Minimoog, Aceto Modular Synthesizer, Percussion, Mbira
Rob Tate//Rhodes Piano, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Organs, Clavinet
Dan Barker//Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Effects
Damien Scalise//Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Bobby Spellman//Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Melodica, Slide Trumpet, Horn Arrangement
Jamie Yaman//Baritone & Tenor Saxophone
Lee Hamilton//Tenor Saxophone
Alicia Aubin//Trombone
Emily Pecoraro//Flute, Piccolo, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Remy Kunstler//Baritone Saxophone
Jason Juliano//Alto Saxophone
Joshua Oxford//Arp Odyssey, Aceto Modular Synthesizer


Kyle Oestreich//Wurlitzer Electric Piano on “Gangland”
Keir Neuringer //Alto Saxophone on “Between Prophecy & Heresy” & “Enjoy the Fear”
Mathew Vitti//Vocals and Effects on “Between Prophecy & Heresy”
Jeb Henrie//Guitars on “Big Time”, “The Warning”
Ryan Zawel//Trombone on “Ark of the Convenient”


Produced by Angelo Peters and Big Mean Sound Machine

Engineered by Angelo Peters at Big Mean Studios, Ithaca, NY

Additional Engineering by Dana Billings and Isaac Durfell at Electric Wilburland, Newfield, NY

Additional Engineering by Dan Barker at Big Mean Studios, Ithaca, NY

Mixed by Angelo Peters & Big Mean Sound Machine

Mastered by Dana Billings at Electric Wilburland, Newfield, NY

Artwork by James Elkins

Executive Producers: Robert Barker, David Flaxman, Leonard Klein, Donald Pearlman, Andrew Wagner and Jill Schneider


Thanks: All our Friends, Families and Fans. All of those who helped fund this album. Will Russell and Electric Wilburland, James Elkins and Crystal Carrier, Jordan Aceto, Chris Mazer and the Haunt, Mcneil’s Music of Ithaca, Greenstar Coop, Allison Dedominick and Arte, Jay Spaker, Josh Sperling, Pat Burke, Casey Martin, Robert Curatolo, Elizabeth Paradiso and the Glen Guest House, DJ Mosandi, WICB, Castaways, Grassroots, and to all of those who have helped us on our journeys.


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Big Mean Sound Machine Ithaca, New York

Big Mean Sound Machine is Fierce.

Meditation meets Party Music.

A thunderous dance party that fuses Afrobeat, Funk, Latin and Psychedelia, BMSM is constantly charting new territory. With their latest, independently-produced album "Runnin' for the Ghost," the band is poised to continue its exponential growth, uniting people and genres along the way.

Now's the time, get ready. #JoinTheMachine
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