Quick update: Family Vineyard has premiered the promotional trailer for Tashi Dorji & I’s new LP, Both Will Escape, out October 14th and available for pre-order here: http://bit.ly/DorjiDamon
Additionally, you can now stream the first track from the LP over at the FV soundcloud page:
Thanks for listening! – T
Tashi Dorji & I have a new cassette release out now via Austin, Texas’ fantastic Astral Spirits label entitled “Live At The Spot +1”- we are really stoked to finally get this one out there! It’s limited to 175 copies and you can order one HERE or snag one from us on tour. Here’s a preview of the tape:
…and here’s what the label has to say about it:
“Astral Spirits is unbelievably excited to present the debut release from the duo of Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon! “Live at the Spot +1” presents 1 solo performance by each as well as 3 duo cuts all (but one) recorded live at The Spot Tavern in Lafayette, IN, toward the beginning of Tashi & Tyler’s time together as a duo. Since these recordings Dorji & Damon have recorded another full length album (the amazing “Both Will Escape” out in October on Family Vineyard Records!), done a handful of tours together (including a small tour as a trio with Mette Rasmussen!) AND tore the roof off the Hungry Brain at “Astral Spirits in Chicago” as a trio with Thom Nguyen of MANAS.
“Live at the Spot +1” is a snapshot of Dorji & Damon learning to play together. At times it may sound a bit loose, but Dorji & Damon never loose focus. “Flashes of ecstatic intensity, blurred timbral lines, fractal repetition, noir-ish, cinematic mystery and inclinations toward free play” is part of their own bio BUT also is the perfect description of the music you’ll hear on this tape. Throughout the entirety of the tape there is an unhinged excitement exuding from the music. True modern day fire music captured live in all it’s glory.”
Special thanks to Tom Burris for capturing the clip below from the “Live At The Spot” gig that got the ball rolling on this one:
Announcing the debut studio LP by guitarist Tashi Dorji and I, entitled Both Will Escape. It is now available for pre-order via Family Vineyard:
From the FV website:
“Both Will Escape is the debut full-length between electric guitarist Tashi Dorji and percussionist Tyler Damon. In the long tradition of string/drum duets — from Bailey & Bennink to Haino & Yoshida — these two cleave out their own unmapped continent of sound. Across four pieces they connect lashes of ecstatic intensity and outer reaches of texture and timbre. At times Dorji’s brutal electric torrents meld into Damon’s metal and tonal abstractions.”
The title-track from Both Will Escape was also recently featured on WFMU’s Avant Ghetto (hosted by Jeff Conklin); “Unstuck in time, The Avant Ghetto wanders through heavy folk, pastoral noise, spiritual rock, harsh jazz and other dimly lit corners of the universe.” We’re humbled! Check it out HERE for a stream of Jeff’s entire 3-hour show, including our cut which is currently the only way to catch a glimpse of the new LP. Thanks Jeff.
Live at Trans-Pecos video screen-cap…
Additionally, David Weinstein of WFMU’s Ridgewood Radio graciously recorded Tashi & I’s set at Trans-Pecos in Ridgewood, Queens this past June. Joined by co-host Ruth Kahn of Outpost Artists Resources, David will be playing a selection of that live show Wednesday, August 17th from 2-4PM Eastern for those interested. It will be available from the Give The Drummer stream on WFMU.org and on the Ridgewood Radio webpage following the show. Check it out!
That’s all for now…more to come…
New solo joint “Cloud That Passes, Cloud That Stays…” is now available on cassette and download via Magnetic South on their Bandcamp page. “Cloud…” is 34 minutes of solo acoustic percussion improvisations recorded at Magnetic South in February of 2016. Sleeves screen-printed by In Case Of Emergency Press.
The cassette is limited to 100 pro-duplicated copies. Snag your copy HERE…