Northern California's Sound Tribe Sector 9—a.k.a. STS9—are heavily into electronica, with all the gadgetry, dance beats, and space odysseys it suggests. But the quintet also wield guitars, bass, and other standard-issue instruments, and thrive on improvisation and live performance, leading to a strong following on the jam-band circuit. STS9's sound, which is virtually all instrumental, emphasizes layers, textures, and rhythms while juggling an array of influences including but not limited to psychedelic, dub, krautrock, blues, funk, jazz, and avant-garde. Kind of your average Floydian, Eno-edged, Uncle Jerry take on James Brown. OW!... More >>>