Random Questions with... JUNO Nominee Mahogany Frog's Scott Ellenberger

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Mahogany Frog (Photo: Delf Gravert)

Nominated for Instrumental Album of the Year for SENNA

Formed in 1998, Mahogany Frog, the proggy instrumental outfit known for its vast, multi-layered exploration of sounds, has called SENNA, its sixth LP and second on the Moon June Records label, its heaviest and most challenging record to date. Produced with the help of engineer John Paul Peters of Private Ear Recording, the album finds the group pushing their vintage keyboards – among other instruments – into all kinds of psychedelic territories. This is the first JUNO nomination for the group, which was recently the subject of music documentary Alors, t’as soif de quoi?, which screened at POP Montreal last fall. The group also took home a 2013 Western Canadian Music Award for Instrumental Album of the Year. Catch the band live at JUNOfest on March 29 at the Pyramid Cabaret.

What song would you like played at your funeral?  
“Feeling Yourself Disintegrate” by The Flaming Lips.

What was the first tape, vinyl, or CD you bought?
Maybe, but I am unsure, Houses of the Holy by Led Zepplin on cassette.

Most embarrassing moment on stage? 
I had to play two shows sitting down, a day after a hernia operation.

Favourite Old Dutch flavour?  
Dill Pickle chip crumbles on a slice of cucumber.

If you could sing a duet with anyone (living or dead), who would it be?
Tom Waits

If you had a superpower, what would it be?  
Something like the Green Lantern’s.

Alors, t'as soif de quoi? (avec Mahogany Frog) - Trailer from Pretty Grizzly on Vimeo.

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