Atmosphere reigns in “Loomer” (Engine), the intriguing new solo release by the guitarist Mike Gamble, but that doesn’t mean the music lacks for plot or incident. Mr. Gamble, a trained improviser who also travels in the same orbit as the Seattle doom band Earth, recorded “Loomer” with loops and effects but no preprogrammed material: everything, including the shrewd, shambling drumming, was created alone in real time. Mr. Gamble knows his way around a drone, but he also puts a lot of shifting harmony and texture in these one-man sketches, some of which — like “I’m on Your Side,” with its abstracted trip-hop beat — come across as thoughtfully developed compositions. NATE CHINE NY TIMES
Culled from Oakland's vibrant improv scene, the quartet of Kanoko Nishi, Aram Shelton, Karl Evangelista, and Michael Coleman bring an intense focus and dedication to noise/textural improvisation. The combination of koto, alto sax, guitar and synth create a wide array of sonic zones and the absence of drums opens up the range of dynamic possibilities. While all of these musicians have played together, this is their first performance as a quartet. Expect surprises!!
CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS EVENT!