The interaction between Drums and Guitar are molded together with the help of strangely satisfying samples and atmospherics. Dissonant at times, in the best way possible.
Favorite track: Bass Function.
Tunnel Speeches is the first entry in a multi-phase collaborative project featuring Jonathan Smith (drums) and Michael DiSanto (guitar). At the foundation is a body of improvised experiments in reversed guitar/drum relationships, shifting dissonances, and extended multi-layered grooves. Musician and artist John Whitlock expands the scope, adding his own fractured melodicism by way of found voices, captured sounds, and synthetic textures.
Stitched and collaged, Tunnel Speeches reflects the deep influence of Miles Davis and Teo Macero, especially their work on In a Silent Way and On the Corner.
All proceeds for Tunnel Speeches will be matched and donated to givedirectly.org
released March 19, 2021
Jonathan Smith: Drums
Michael DiSanto: Guitar & Bass*
John Whitlock: Field Recordings, Samples, Edits
Recorded, Edited, Mixed, Mastered by Michael DiSanto
*Bass on Pitchtown: Timothy McKee
Cover by Unknown Artist
Art Direction by John Whitlock