The greatest thing about Sci Fi as a genre (and what isn’t great about it?) is the complete abandon of logic in favor of outlandish characters, story lines and, heck, entire universes. It’s a brand of fiction that asks the audience not just to go along for the the ride, but to suspend belief in all that we know to be true (the existence of super humans, the uses of kryptonite, the ability to outsmart gravity) and then follow a completely convoluted plot.
But there are always great costumes, amazing inventions and the grooviest of soundtracks.
Enter Wilmington-based Sci Fi, a jazz-funk experimental trio taking otherworldly sounds to infinity … and beyond. On their MySpace page, the group lists “Every particle of dust that has ever vibrated the cosmic soundscape” as their influence, but never mind that potentially new-age description. They’re more of a Jethro Tull-meets-Big Brother and the Holding Company in the year 3121. On Neptune. Deep grooves, driving rhythms, 70s-era funk that begs a Hammond B3 organ.
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter