MAC GOLLEHON: Rue Morgue Magazine Premieres Haunting “Enigma” Video; Gritty Jazz/Film Noir EP By Eminent NYC Trumpeter, The End Is The Beginning, Out Now On Nefarious Industries

photos by Tyler Adams

World renowned New York City jazz/pop trumpeter MAC GOLLEHON presents another new video from his gritty, avant-jazz/film noir solo record, The End Is The Beginning, with an official video for the haunting track, “Enigma,” which makes its debut through an exclusive premiere through the horror experts at Rue Morgue Magazine.

MAC GOLLEHON has toured the planet and recorded in studios everywhere with an endless roster of rock, pop, and jazz artists since the 1970s, including David Bowie, Madonna, Hall & Oates, Chaka Khan, Buddy Rich, Al Jarreau, Sheena Easton, Nile Rodgers, Patrick Adams, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, Hector Lavoe, and hundreds of others, including his decade-plus run in Duran Duran. From Onyx’s Slam album, Blondie’s The Hunter LP, and Billy Ocean’s “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car,” New York City-based GOLLEHON has recorded on thousands of albums, including over two-hundred gold and platinum albums.

On The End Is The Beginning, GOLLEHON works as a multi-instrumentalist, providing trumpet, cornet, trombone, percussion, keyboards, guitars, bass, vocals, and more. Infusing the sounds of Miles Davis’ and Elvin Jones’ most outer works with the influence of 1970s film noir scores, The End Is The Beginning was engineered, recorded, and mixed by David Brenner (Gridfailure) who adds field recordings, samples, and visuals. The record was mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering (Kool Keith, Lost Dog Street Band, Dälek) and completed with photography by Tyler Adams, who also directed the new video for “Enigma.”

GOLLEHON writes with of the “Enigma” video, “A glimpse of the world from my horrifying, haunting perspective. Composed with voicings derived from enigmatic yet methodical sources. Imagine Dead Ringer and its psychotic narcissism with a vampiric bite and spirit summoned slashers, only to be paired with darker spirits of humanity posing as saints.”

Rue Morgue writes, “If you’ve got a choice between brass horror or woodwind horror, go with the former. Such is the lesson of ‘Enigma,’ the disquieting new video from world-renowned trumpeter MAC GOLLEHON, who has performed with everyone from David Bowie, Buddy Rich and Billy Ocean to Onyx, Blondie and Madonna. The song and video manage to bring the sonic wildness of his recent avant-jazz/film noir solo record The End Is The Beginning to vivid, visceral life.”

Check yourself into the Rue Morgue portal to see MAC GOLLEHON’s “Enigma” video RIGHT HERE.

The End Is The Beginning is out now digitally and on limited gold cassette through the Nefarious Industries website where multiple prior videos from the record are playing RIGHT HERE.

The EP is also included in Nefarious Industries’ new Subscription Club which includes all label releases for 2022. Join HERE.

Watch for additional videos for the record to see release throughout the year. GOLLEHON also performs on the third Gridfailure & Megalophobe collaborative album Harbinger Winds and Gridfailure’s Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery III – both seeing release this year – and the new LP from MAC GOLLEHON & THE HISPANIC MECHANICS will see release in 2023, all through Nefarious Industries.

“This collection of fleeting, gripping brass and dense atmosphere amounts to the lost score for the ’70s-’80s noir film we’ve longed for, as nasty in its perfection as was the Manhattan of those years. GOLLEHON‘s trumpet soars above the fray, offering a mind’s eye view of urban decay, violent crime, and rooftop fisticuffs in the cold light of day or through the endless continuum of a midnight alley… The End is the Beginning in its entirety seems to have been raised in darkness, much like the noir genre itself. 4.5/5” – All About Jazz

“…each piece on The End Is The Beginning is not only the music of the film but the sounds of the set as well. It’s a strange film no doubt, but not one beyond the listener’s capacity to imagine. The vision culminates with the title track, which closes the album. Here, the music is reminiscent of instrumental versions of late-era Scott Walker, but with the sounds of the brakes on a subway train underpinning the score.” – Burning Ambulance

“…a sound that helps to conjure up a 1970s New York in terminal decline with streets piled high with garbage and out of control crime rates. The longest track on the album at six and a half minutes, ‘Enigma’ takes the listener down a more Karlheinz Stockhausen musical concrète route alongside GOLLEHON‘s periodically disjointed trumpet interventions. Had Miles Davis chosen an electronic format instead of a rock one, Bitches Brew would have sounded not too dissimilar to what is presented here.” – The Sleeping Shaman

“…pairs a chaotic noise element with noir jazz, reminiscent at times of John Zorn’s Naked City project, or Bohren And Der Club Of Gore with even more cacophony… showcases different aspects of the project, drawing on the likes of noise rock and Angelo Badalamenti-style cinematic jazz alike.” – Treble