September 18, 2007
As collaborations go, the pairing of Craig Comstock and Dan Kozak is a bit like treating an LSD overdose with hallucinogenic mushrooms-things are going to get even crazier. Comstock's one-man avant-punk band This Is My Condition has already established its outre identity: drumsticks simultaneously beating drums and detuned guitars, loop pedals begging for mercy and microphones berated by Comstock's throaty yelp. Kozak's wild side may surprise folks who have heard him play more conventional jazz at the corner of Seventh and Mass. streets, but it's a known commodity amongst anyone who's attended his jazz festivals in Topeka.
The duo celebrates the release of their debut collaboration "This Mission" with a performance this Saturday at Love Garden that also marks the arrival of the debut This Is My Condition LP "Cut Loose." We cajoled Comstock and Kozak-or DKZK, as he prefers-into sharing both recordings with us during the course of a delirious half-hour podcast.