ORENDA RECORDS ALBUMS
ORENDA 0022 - Bitter Human | Evil Genius
MEMBERS OF Evil Genius ALSO APPEAR ON
ORENDA 0013 - Source Code | Michael Mull Octet (Mike Lockwood)
ORENDA 0008 - Farewell | Jon Armstrong Jazz Orchestra (Stefan Kac)
One enters the world of Evil Genius without much expectation, yet their curious soundscape offers many an interesting thing."
—ALEŠ ROJC, Radio Student, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Evil Genius was formed in 2012 by Max Kutner, Stefan Kac and Mike Lockwood. Each member brings a vast range of creative experience, performing and composing in genres as distant as death metal, polka, thrash, swing, chamber music, progressive rock, klezmer, surf and musique concrete.
The music of Evil Genius thus comes forth as a shredded amalgamation of those musical styles (and many more) that can shift focus spontaneously and in a unashamedly free fashion. This quality when combined with distinctly cinematic melodies and not-so-subtle threads of dark humor allows for an original aesthetic that is always inclusive despite its complexity.
In October 2015, they released their debut album, "Bitter Human", on the Los Angeles-based label, Orenda Records. It has since been reviewed in four languages and received widespread acclaim in print and online.