Santo Subito
Xavier

catalog #: ALP039
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".