Header

KRAKATOA

Jazz Rock/Fusion • United States


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Krakatoa biography
KRAKATOA hatched in Philadelphia in 1997 and relocated to Brooklyn in early 2000. Val Opielski plays piano, bass or guitar, Glendon Jones plays violin or guitar, Ted Casterline plays bass or guitar and Ely Levin plays drums and percussion. Latley, Dave Brown plays violin and percussion, and Ben Freeman sometimes plays cello. Sarah Ferholt plays trumpet on the record.

KRAKATOA has enjoyed playing with: Wayne Horvitz and Zony Mash, Elliot Sharp's Tectonics, Marc Ribot/Los Cubanos Postizos, and Chicago's Cheer Accident at venues like Tonic, the Knitting Factory and Philly's Astrocade. They provided the original live soundtrack for a giant shadow puppet play at Philadelphia's Institute for Contemporary Art. They played at the Highwire Gallery for Toshi Makihara's Improv Music Series. KRAKATOA participated in the Black Sheer Puppet Festival in Pittsburgh, SOWEBO in Baltimore, and the WE Festival in Wilmington, NC. Their crowning achivement was a performance at the Alternativa Festival in Prague, where they joined some of the world's most innovative musicians in a triumphant celebration of global avant-garde music.

Source: Etherdrag Promo Biography

Krakatoa official website

KRAKATOA MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

KRAKATOA forum topics / tours, shows & news


KRAKATOA forum topics Create a topic now
KRAKATOA tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "krakatoa"
Post an entries now

KRAKATOA Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to KRAKATOA

Buy KRAKATOA Music


We Are the RowboatsWe Are the Rowboats
Cuneiform 2003
Audio CD$11.99
$2.57 (used)
BlowBlow
Import
Imports 2009
Audio CD$30.55
$122.44 (used)
Krakatoa - Plan AheadKrakatoa - Plan Ahead
Etherdrag Records
Vinyl$78.00 (used)
White HeatWhite Heat
Twenty-One
Vinyl$94.99
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
KRAKATOA Clouds Burned By Sunshine 7" Rare CLEAR VINYL Threadbare Harvest sxe USD $7.99 [0 bids]
USD $10.99 Buy It Now
18h 50m
SAL MINEO / BRIAN KEITH - KRAKATOA EAST O FJAVA - SOUNDTRACK LP USD $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
DE VOL nr mint OST vinyl lp KRAKATOA EAST OF JAVA USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Channel Static Blackout, Krakatoa, Very Good USD $3.50 Buy It Now 2 days
krakatoa east of java frank de vol dh SEALED LP USD $12.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Krakatoa East of Java, Soundtrack... Promotional Copy...ABCS-OC-8 Stereo USD $5.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Tiki Retro LP- Krakatoa East Of Java Frank De Vol USD $2.00 [0 bids]
2 days
Krakatoa - East of Java, Motion Picture Soundtrack LP, SEALED USD $21.90 Buy It Now 4 days
KRAKATOA EAST OF JAVA FILM SOUNDTRACK RCA 1969 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 4 days
FRANK DeVOL & MACK DAVID - KRAKATOA - 1969 OST LP USD $18.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Krakatoa - East of Java, Motion Picture Soundtrack LP, SEALED USD $22.50 Buy It Now 5 days
Amethyst ?- Krakatoa : Jackpot TRANCE PROG USD $2.17 Buy It Now 5 days
AMETHYST krakatoa / futura 12" RECORD USD $8.75 Buy It Now 5 days
Krakatoa East Of Java OST LP VG+/VG++ USD $9.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Krakatoa East of Java LPSoundtrack by Frank De Vol USD $9.95 Buy It Now 7 days
Krakatoa East Of Java-The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP (VG) 12" USD $5.26 Buy It Now 8 days
Krakatoa East of Java Original Sountrack Stereo ABCS-OC-8 Record LP USD $2.75 Buy It Now 8 days
KRAKATOA - Star Song - 12" USD $15.31 Buy It Now 8 days
KRAKATOA prog rock cd TOGETHERNESS free shipping w/multiple purchases USD $7.00 Buy It Now 8 days
NM LP~WHITE HEAT~Krakatoa~[Original 1983~21 RECORDS~BELGIAN Import Issue]~ USD $12.90 Buy It Now 9 days
Channel Static Blackout, Krakatoa,Good, Audio CDs-Complete in Jewel Case-with ar USD $14.38 Buy It Now 10 days
LP - HOLLAND PRESS - WHITE HEAT (KRAKATOA) - 21 records + PICTURE USD $50.00 Buy It Now 10 days
Brand New Sealed Soundtrack Krakatoa Fast fof Java ABC Records ABCS-OC-8 USD $3.99 Buy It Now 10 days
KRAKATOA - Disco 2000 - 12" USD $18.12 Buy It Now 10 days
KRAKATOA, EAST OF JAVA Frank DeVol LP ABCS-OC-8 Soundtrack Vinyl Record EXC USD $40.00 Buy It Now 10 days
PROMO SOUNDTRACK LP Krakatoa East of Java USD $19.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Krakatoa: Treat ya momma good STUNNING NEAR MINT 7" USD $6.24 Buy It Now 11 days
Krakatoa - Robert A. Wolf (2009, CD New) USD $6.83 Buy It Now 12 days
Robert A. Wolf - Krakatoa [CD New] USD $6.83 Buy It Now 12 days
ROBERT A. WOLF - KRAKATOA NEW CD USD $10.49 Buy It Now 12 days
Krakatoa East Of Java Soundtrack LP NEW SEALED ABC Records Clean w/ Fast Ship!! USD $24.95 Buy It Now 14 days
KRAKATOA EAST OF JAVA SOUNDTRACK SEALED VINYL ALBUM USD $12.00 Buy It Now 15 days
Krakatoa - Togetherness CD Prog Rock SEALED USD $8.99 Buy It Now 15 days
SAXON - 7 INCH SINGLE - ROCK 'N' ROLL GYPSY / KRAKATOA USD $1.55 Buy It Now 16 days
KRAKATOA Soundtrack LP - 1960s ABC Orig. - SEALED !!! USD $6.00 Buy It Now 16 days
KRAKATOA 1996 'CLOUDS BURNED BY SUNSHINE' HARDCORE PUNK 7" USD $6.49 Buy It Now 16 days
White Heat UK LP Krakatoa USD $17.99 Buy It Now 16 days
Amethyst - Krakatoa / Futura - Jackpot - 1996 #10063 USD $7.80 Buy It Now 17 days
Saxon - Rock N Roll Gypsy c/w Krakatoa 7" UK 1986 VG+/EX USD $12.51 Buy It Now 18 days
? Krakatoa - East of Java (ABC OC-8) (Soundtrack) (Sal Mineo) (Barbara Werle) USD $19.99 Buy It Now 19 days
NEW - Channel Static Blackout by Krakatoa USD $5.99 Buy It Now 22 days
Krakatoa - Wolf,Robert A. New & Sealed CD-JEWEL CASE Free Shipping USD $13.98 Buy It Now 24 days
Krakatoa - Clouds Burned by Sunshine 7" Threadbare Minnesota Post Hardcore 1996 USD $4.89 Buy It Now 26 days
Amethyst - Krakatoa / Futura - Jackpot - 1996 #91616 USD $23.44 Buy It Now 29 days


More places to buy KRAKATOA music online Buy KRAKATOA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for KRAKATOA DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

KRAKATOA shows & tickets


KRAKATOA has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

KRAKATOA discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

KRAKATOA top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.04 | 4 ratings
Plan Ahead
1999
3.50 | 2 ratings
Togetherness
2002
3.92 | 5 ratings
We Are The Rowboats
2003

KRAKATOA Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

KRAKATOA Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

KRAKATOA Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

KRAKATOA Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

KRAKATOA Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Plan Ahead by KRAKATOA album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.04 | 4 ratings

BUY
Plan Ahead
Krakatoa Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars US Avant Prog/Chamber Rock quartet,emerging in late-90's in Philadelphia out of the ashes of the theatrical burlesque/rock act The Lost Art of Puppet Orchestra.Bassist/guitarist Ted Casterline, guitarist/viloin player Glendan Jones and keyboardist Valerie Opielski,all former members of T.L.A.o.P. invited drummer Jay Horvath to join them and Krakatoa was born.Their debut on Etherdrag Records ''Plan ahead'' was released in 1999.

Their sound on this instrumental debut is an extremely rich and powerful mix of Jazz- Rock,Avant Fusion and Chamber Rock,not unlike Canadians ROUGE CIEL minus the explosive guitar parts of the later.With bass,piano and violin in evidence,Krakatoa create a challenging style with highly complex rhythmic patterns,unusual breaks,jazzy improvisations and deeply dissonant passages.The band produces some quite interesting grooves,over which guitars,piano and violin are free to overdose the sound with some interesting individual performances,while all tracks alternate between heavy and mellow moments.There are also hints of FROGG CAFE's sound in places,especially when violins take over and some influences from boggie rock on the groovy parts.All in all,this album is a strange journey,where power meets complexity meets Avant atmospheres.

Far from a piece of cake for even the qualified prog listener,''Plan ahead'' is an album for those into trully artistic musicianship with a very complicated,jazzy face.Warmly recommended.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 We Are The Rowboats    by KRAKATOA album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.92 | 5 ratings

BUY
We Are The Rowboats
Krakatoa Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Moatilliatta
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Among all of the wild and crazy bands that come from Cuneiform Records, Krakatoa stands out from them by being not so out-there. It's still hard to classify this groups subgenre because they play a unique brand of pop-rock that impliments some avant-garde, classical and jazz elements into the mix, creating a pretty unique sound that is a whole lot of fun. The music seems really simple, but it's a bit more dense than it seems. There is good group interplay and while the song lengths are all under five minutes, save for one that breaks that mark by a mere five seconds, they get a lot accomplished. They album gets a little weak during the second half, but it's still got some goodies and none of the tracks are poor.

It's almost like a post-rock band that is all about good times and having a ball. One of the most fun albums I own. Highlights are the catchy "Spiral Drive," the violin driven "Telegraph," which is probably the darkest piece on the album, albeit still far from seriously dark, "You Deflect Happiness," Space Conqueror," and the bands interpretation of "Sabre Dance"

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.81 seconds