We recently had the pleasure of seeing Escaper perform live right here in East Philly, and it really did not help us define the genre. Yet it did help us fully understand the band and the mission: Will Hanza is tuned into a sound from some far off place and is leading the band onward. Digging deep on stage, Hanza is both here and there at the same time, as the band lends their complete energy and attention to powering his journey. This is no copy, no recitation, this is musical exploration in its most reverent state. They call it retrofuture space rock/spy funk, but it is really interstellar overdrive. Set some time aside and dig into Escaper.