About

“Aural manifestations of metaphysical struggles and a warped sense of reality. These are sounds and patterns created as an effort to maintain relationships with nature, truth, and organicism – while skeptically accepting technological modernity and the digital world.”

Lucas Brode, a native of New York’s Hudson Valley, is a guitarist & composer who draws from jazz harmony, experimental rock textures, and African rhythms. In addition to studying jazz guitar and composition, he spent several years learning percussive concepts from traditional Ghanian master drummer, Yacub Addy. Lucas often performs solo, leads his own jazz-fusion group, Spying, co-leads the Post-Rock / Math-Rock hybrid Hannibal Montana, and is an active performer and improviser in the NYC and Hudson Valley experimental music scenes. Past and present collaborators include: G. Calvin Weston, Kevin Shea, Johnny DeBlase, Julius Masri, Shayna Dulberger, Luke Stewart, Nate Scheible, Zach Cooper, Matt Luczak.

Lucas tours regularly, performing at museums, galleries, cafes, DIY spaces, and traditional music venues such as the New Museum (NYC), Knitting Factory (NYC), the Mothlight (Asheville), Rhizome (DC), the Windup Space (Baltimore), Spread Art (Detroit), Cafe Mustache (Chicago), and Gallery 5 (Richmond) to name a few. He currently lives in Westchester County New York where he maintains an active teaching schedule.

Press

“…steel guitar-like licks move with the simplicity of updated Santana and McLaughlin…he applies [his effects collection] with an artist’s, not a house-painter’s strokes.”
NYC Jazz Record

“Brode’s rapid finger-work brings to mind themes of time, growth and decay.”
Fecking Bahamas

“…find him prowling the back alleys of electric guitar playing.”
Here Comes the Flood

“Polyrhythmic two-hand tapping, atmospheric loops, flowing fusion lines mixed with skronky noise—Lucas Brode does it all.”
Guitar Moderne

“His compositions and their titles vary with his intent and message: he’s as likely to embark on a near-20 minute drone odyssey as he is to play a Derek Bailey-esque untethered guitar piece.”
– CapitalBop

“This record is a form of hypnosis. The repetition is seductive…these are the sounds of a gentle tailspin.”
The Super Coda

“…disorienting, engaging, & an all-around inspiring soundtrack.”
– Cassette Gods

“…remarkably stark, subtle and evocative.”
Spacerockmountain

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More Specifics:  Private Lessons ||| Jazz Performance ||| Sound-to-Picture/Scoring

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