"An ultra-special performance by solo percussionist Tyler Damon and avant-garde guitarist Tashi Dorji in the reverberated halls of the exquisite Grunwald Gallery, located on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, Indiana. This concert was part of IU's 'First Thursday' event series, and the dynamic precision between these two masterful musicians was a compelling addition, filling the minimalist white halls with reverberated audio cacophony." -- Deathwave TV
It's another chapter in Loren Connors' ongoing The Departing of a Dream vision. Just months after reviving it from a ten-year hiatus with the release of Volume V -- Loren Connors issues Volume VI, another movement of saturated guitar tones, dissonance and impermanence.
"Gone are the slow-moving bass lines and the identifiable pedal-craft of the first go-around. What’s left is the sound of Connors alone in a room full of people, drawing out gradually fading tones and percussive echoes. Each note does the work of a Webernian orchestral passage, each interval is a look into the grave, and the distant chatter of the crowd on this live recording seems impossibly far away" -- Bill Meyer, Still Single
The 10-inch record in out Oct. 14 in an edition of 550 copies with cover art by Connors.
Original members Greg Horn and Chris Clark were joined by Vess Ruhtenberg on keyboards/synths and drummer Mike Doskocil. Mr. Science made apperances by a video link to sing his twisted anthem "Latent Psychosis" during two of the performances.
Thanks to fans throughout Indiana, the Midwest, Canada, New York and beyond who made the trek. Dow Jones shared the stage with both versions of the Gizmos -- the original 1976 version and the 1979 version -- in Bloomington on Sept. 17 for an epic show.
Both Will Escape is the debut full-length between electric guitarist Tashi Dorji and percussionist Tyler Damon. At times Dorji's brutal electric torrents meld into Damon's metal and tonal abstractions on this 500-edition LP.
These two are off to Raleigh, NC this weekend to play at Hopscotch Music Festival:
Friday, Sept. 9th @ Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Festival day show, hosted @ Kings: – Damon w/ Manas (Dorji & Thom Nguyen); Damon duo with. Sarah Louise
Saturday, Sept. 10th @ Hopscotch Festival, hosted @ Nash Hall