A Greater Horror is:
A Greater Horror is mostly loud but then it is delicate – it is as solid as it is vertiginous. The trio focuses on the performance of original music which oscillates between detailed through-written scores and free improvisation. Constanzo’s rhythmic puzzles and textural approach stem from his Cuban-American origins and his vast experience as a multi-instrumentalist free improviser and experimental luthier. Pauly’s harmo-dynamic, hyperarticulated songs result from merging his experience as a chamber music composer active across Europe and the US, with his work as a songwriter and performer of art-pop music in his native Costa Rica. Tod, the young Leeds virtuoso, brings as much order to the blend as he creates space for the unpredictable to spill in. The overall sound is that of a post-jazz piano trio incorporating elements of free-jazz, math-rock, contemporary classical, and experimental electronics into something altogether different and altogether exciting.
“…a ferocious blend of fiery bass licks, distorted piano runs and sporadic drum fills are triumphantly and unapologetically paraded before the listener…” Josh Jennins Jazz Shaped
“(A Greater Horror) combines their diverse ideas into a post-jazz vision that takes in a little bit of classical, a good deal of electro and even some uber cool math rock” Sarah Walkers CityLife
“..the arrangements were disorientating and rhythmically insistent…managing to convey an effective sense of threatening mysteriousness” Ade Stevenson The Ring Modulator