David Daniell and Douglas McCombs
David Daniell and Douglas McCombs first met in early 2006 while touring as members of Rhys Chatham’s six-guitar Die Donnergötter band. Following that tour, the two spent several months trading albums and discussing making music together; they began their musical collaboration when Daniell moved from New York to Chicago later that year to study pedal steel guitar.
These humble beginnings do little to reflect the depth and breadth of each of their talents; both are highly-respected musicians within their circles. Over the years Daniell has collaborated with many notable musicians, including Loren Connors, Rhys Chatham, Tim Barnes, Jeph Jerman, Thurston Moore, Greg Davis, and Jonathan Kane, as well as releasing numerous albums under his own name and with his band San Agustin on labels such as Table of the Elements and Family Vineyard. McCombs is more often seen wielding a bass guitar, whether as a member of Eleventh Dream Day, the acoustic collective Pullman, or the pioneering and inimitable Tortoise; in his role as the driving force behind Brokeback; or through his varied work with the likes of Tom Ze, Azita Youseffi, Will Oldham, Yo La Tengo, and Calexico.
Andrew Burnes may be known for his improv collaborations with the likes of Thurston Moore and Ken Vandermark, as a co-conspirator in Loren Connors' Haunted House, or as David Daniell's bandmate in San Agustin.
Burnes isn't shy of morphing and undulating his queasy tones as the composition goes on, drawing out all manner of dissonant overtones from his sound source - which unbelievably is a single steel guitar. Burnes' work takes on a very physical quality, and it's a drone that feels genuinely substantial, with a real presence. Recommended.
Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel from Atlanta.
"Waves of ambiance and dreamy drones weave into one another to form a spectral web of sound.
The music is experimental by design, but easy on the ears..." Chad Radford, Creative Loafing Atlanta
“…like smokestack lightning rolling through the sub-conscious…” Dave Keifer
"...deeply moving and highly inventive" Glenn Phillips