HEERNT's debut album, 'Locked in a Basement', is a statement from three adventurous young musicians that will demand an equal response from the jazz, indie rock, and electronic circles. Drummer Mark Guiliana, who "may well be at the forefront of an exciting new style of drumming" (Modern Drummer), founded HEERNT with the intention of reaching many audiences with important, unclassifiable music. 'Locked in a Basement' tells eleven stories in varied settings, including a garage jazz ruckus, an analog funk anthem, an outer space big band, and an epic chamber piece, all in HEERNT's unique voice.
“Phew! The future of music is safe after all. This is the most exuberant, dramatic, beautiful, sassy, genre-busting little outing that I've heard since I don't know when. This is the record I wish I'd made, but I don't have the energy, talent, stamina and sheer guts that these young ankle-biters do. Quite the most brilliant record you're going to hear for the foreseeable future, so I recommend immediate purchase. For drummers, its simply compulsory.”
- Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks)
“As a showcase of boundless, new creativity, this baby is hard to beat.”
- MIDWEST RECORD RECAP