Mako Sica is a trio featuring Przemyslaw Drazek, Brent Fuscaldo and Chaetan Newell. In the spirit of Chicago’s explorative artists such as the legendary Sun Ra, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, and US Maple (whose guitarist Todd Rittmann recorded Mako Sica’s debut), they create a sound that is all their own. Mako Sica uses guitars, drums, trumpet, and at times extra percussion and electric thumb piano to produce music in the vein of Amon Duul, Hex-era Earth, and the out-there reaches of the Impulse Records catalog.
Since the band’s formation, they’ve appeared on releases by La Société Expéditionnaire, Permanent Records, Slow Knife and Plus Tapes, as well as NPR’s syndicated program Radio M. “While Mako Sica is powerful as a rock band, the group’s sound exists somewhere far afield of tradition. A single song might stretch to nearly album length, Mako Sica’s din and rumble arcing into dark, epic grandeur.” (Chicago Tribune)