Fly in a Bottle
Taking a look into the minds and lives of Medeski Martin & Wood, drummer! Percussionist, Billy Martin, directed the first feature film in the band's history titled, FLY IN a BOTTLE. Working through a yearlong period of personal 16mm film and HD camcorder footage of MMW on the road and in the studio during the Radiolarians recordings, the film provides an extremely intimate portrait of the band. It highlights the trio's intricate relationships with each other and with the music they have worked to create over 20 years as a band. Unique to the Radiolarians series, the band switched the order of conventional album cycles. Instead of touring to support a new release, MMW used touring as a way to compose and refine their music live, then they took the material to the recording studio. This inverted process allowed them to release Radiolarians I, II, and III in just two years, a rare feat for a recording artist. The DVD provides fans and critics unprecedented access to the band during their everyday lives. It's raw, highly personal and real.