THE LIE DETECTORS
NEW ALBUM - JUST CAME OUT!- SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
Eyal Maoz (guitar)
Asaf Sirkis (drums)
ABOUT THE BAND
The Lie Detectors is a duo of Eyal Maoz on guitar and Asaf Sirkis on drums. Close friends since they were 10 years old growing up in Rehovot, Israel, Maoz and Sirkis formed a Top Secret organization called The Lie Detectors. That organization gives their current band its name and at least partially explains their uncanny, telepathic style of making music together. Now based in New York, Maoz is a staple of the avant-garde scene with his bands Lemon Juice Quartet (with trumpeter Avishai Cohen), Hypercolor (with Lukas Ligeti), and Edom (featuring John Medeski and releasing albums on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records) and as a member of Shanir Blumenkranz’ Abraxas and John Zorn’s Cobra. Sirkis, now based in London, is one of the most active drummers on the European music scene, working with Larry Coryell, the late John Abercrombie, Jacob Collier, Dave Holland, Soft Machine and many others. The Lie Detectors is at once rooted in the rich tradition of jazz yet always willing to smash it wide open, bringing in other influences including rock, punk and whatever else might cross their Top Secret path.
he Maoz-Sirkis duet brings straight-up experimentation to the traditional concept of jazz, blending both composed and improvised music to create an interesting and inventive whole.
“…they raise the bar a few notches for the avant style, guitar-drums format." - Glenn Astarita , All About Jazz.