Mixing punk ideals as well as the experimental customs of their Chicago hometown, Mako Sica craft large excursions that touch about post-rock, prog, and avant jazz without owing an excessive amount of a debt to any particular influence. The trio is usually made up of guitarist/trumpeter Przemyslaw Drazek and percussionist Michael Kendrick, both previously from the electro-acoustic group Rope, and guitarist/vocalist Brent Fuscaldo. Fuscaldo developed the name Mako Sica for the group on a journey to Az’s Painted Desert; a Sioux Lakota Local American term indicating “land poor,” it suits the music group’s sprawling, occasionally menacing, expanses flawlessly. Their debut was Sound Attic Program 2, a cassette-only launch of 100 copies by PlusTapes; along with Sept 2009’s live EP Mayday at Strobe, it captured the nuances and immediacy of their mainly instrumental audio. Mako Sica’s full-fledged debut recording, Dual Horizon, found its way to springtime 2010 on La Societe Expeditionnaire.