Blue Marble SkySony Masterworks
JOMORO is the alias of the musical merger of...Joey Waronker – Veteran drummer of session and live renown with the likes of Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash, Adele, Beck, Roger Waters, Air and R.E.M., and full-fledged member of Ultraista and Atoms for Peace, the latter of which also featured bandmate...
Mauro Refosco – International percussionist hailing from Brazil to Broadway-specifically David Byrne's American Utopia-with additional credits ranging from Vampire Weekend and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Dirty Projectors, Bebel Gilberto and Caetano Veloso, among others.
Whereas the two have recorded together before-notably alongside Thom Yorke, Flea and Nigel Godrich on Atoms For Peace's #2 charting album AMOK-with JOMORO, Joey and Mauro build their own world at the crossroads of the electronic and the percussive. The expanse of the duo's musical realm is mapped throughout the sonic geography of its debut album, Blue Marble Sky (Sony Music Masterworks): a 12-track travelogue that transports the listener to aural environs ranging from the tranquil Brazilian rainforest to bustling city streets, with occasional breezy pop detours along the way.
The album is preceded by first single, "Delicate Butterfly" featuring Lucius and currently available across all platforms. The single is the direct result of the pair reaching back to the pre-genesis of JOMORO: a live soundtrack they created for Rag & Bone's Fall/Winter 2016 New York Fashion Week show. "Delicate Butterfly" fleshes out an original instrumental framework and adorns it with the vocals of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius. The end product is a heavenly harmonic duet that flutters off into the ether like a choir at the edge of the galaxy.
"Delicate Butterfly" is both first single and second taste of JOMORO's debut, as it follows last month's soft release of the instrumental track "Mirror"
JOMORO's percussive moods on 'The Echoes Interview'
It's a meeting of electronic and acoustic percussion and ethereal moods with Jomoro. This is the project of percussionists Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco with guest artists including Sharon Van Etten and Lucious. Veterans of artists like David Byrne, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Atoms for Peace and more, they've conceived an album that's like Can meets Tropicália meets the avant-garde on th...
Harmonious World Podcast discusses 'Blue Marble Sky' with JOMORO's two rhythm-driven minds
JOMORO is the alias of the musical merger of...Joey Waronker – Veteran drummer of session and live renown with the likes of Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash, Adele, Beck, Roger Waters, Air and R.E.M., and full-fledged member of Ultraista and Atoms for Peace, the latter of which also featured bandmate...and Mauro Refosco – International percussionist hailing from Brazil to Broadway-specifically Dav...
Joey Waronker, Mauro Refosco form Jomoro, release; 'Delicate Butterfly' featuring Lucius / RollingStone
RollingStone's ANGIE MARTOCCIO writes.....Drummer Joey Waronker and percussionist Mauro Refosco have formed the group Jomoro, dropping the lead single "Delicate Butterfly." Lucius provides shimmering vocals to the track, backed by subtle instrumentation that stretches to nearly four minutes. The track follows "Mirror," released last month. The group also announced the album Blue Marble Sky, out J...