CAT. #: ALP043
Hans Fjellestad: synthesizer
Damon Holzborn: electronics
Living on opposite coasts the past few years, LA synth player Hans Fjellestad and NYC sound manipulator Damon Holzborn were mostly working on their various solo projects. Holzborn was building his software instruments and homemade hardware controllers while Fjellestad had returned his focus to analog synths and processors. (See Fjellestad's Snails R Sexy and Holzborn's Adams & Bancroft for more on that).
In summer 2006, they decided to come together and take Donkey out for a new spin. So the two set up a studio space at a remote ranch in central Mexico where each threw his latest independent research into the collective mix to hear what Donkey had to say about it. And Donkey said it was good. Time to go back to the city and show some folks.
Recorded live at The Stone in Manhattan's East Village, this is Donkey's third effort on Accretions and signals a new sound for the duo; dark, glitchy, dense, playful, harsh, loopy.
"Donkey nurture the spontaneity, the improvisation, the need to force out some fresh abomination, that marks the best of the scene."
- The Wire
"To-the-bone abstract artcore sound manipulation. Very impressive."
"They have in mind to infiltrate your conscious, then gradually WHACK IT! It's been a while since I've listened to noise sculpture this good."
- Rotcod Zzaj