CAT. #: ALP039 Limited Edition
All music composed and performed by Milton Cross and Steven Dye.
The idea for Xavier was simple - acoustic improvisational sounds by any and
all means necessary. The result is a careful balance of control and chaos,
of raw sound and delicate nuance. Each CD comes packaged in a limited edition hand-painted cover.
The foundation of Santo Subito consists of Steven Dye's bass clarinet and
Milton Cross' violin, and it is upon this foundation that they have built a
commanding framework of sounds both traditional and non-traditional,
encompassing homemade horns, drones, piano, electronics and percussion.
While firmly rooted in neo-classical influences, the band relies heavily on
the two members' extensive experience with the use of multiphonics and on
their unpredictable manipulations of vibrating air and string. Part
minimalist, part wall of sound, part pre-dawn dream, Santo Subito assembles
a unique sonic palate from which they shape their powerful performances,
which can only be classified as "unclassifiable".