Genre Peak, an experimental project spearheaded by electronic percussionist/composer Martin Birke along with a bevy of super talented players are hosting a CD release show for the collective’s new long player, Your Sleekest Engine. If the near eight-minute album opener, “Nightfalls,” doesn’t make your head turn and stop staring blankly into your phone, perhaps the lovely groove of “Metanoia” will do the trick.

“With coordination of record label, European artists, working out schedules and actual writing and recording, the record took about two years” said Martin Birke. “Fans can expect music they don’t hear too often in Sacramento. These are slick electronic-based songs that sound like the record and are more like Massive Attack or Recoil meets Jon Hassell. Call it electronica-organica I suppose with some very European pop sensibilities.”

Visit Genre Peak’s Bandcamp page to hear some truly mind-bending avant-garde ambient music at

Don’t miss their release show at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at Shine Cafe, located at 1400 E Street. All ages are welcome and the cover is just $7.


    Eddie Jorgensen

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