Elastic Arts, Chicago, November 4th, 2016. Photo by Julia Dratel.
Tashi and I had a great time recently talking with Elizabeth Newton for a feature over at The Quietus:
“I’ve been running from purist sentiments my whole life, so I don’t think I need any more of that. I’m going to reject dogma every single time. There’s no place for it.”
Additionally, here’s a Polish review from Piotr Lewandowski of our November 4th, 2016 hit at Elastic in Chicago (via Google Translate):
“The joint report from two nights at Chicago’s Elastic Arts. Tashi Dorji is one of my favorite guitarists of the last few years, referring to Derek Bailey, rather than the American tradition, who finds a great and acoustic and electric format. On the solo albums of his improvisations which predominantly take the form of compact, several minutes eruption. At a concert on Friday, November 4, in a duo with drummer Tyler Damon I Dorji I played but a continuous, evolving improvisation. It was one of the best guitar-percussion concerts I’ve seen in recent years. Stoking energy (I not heard before Damon, but it really explosive drummer), impressive sounds and tones, fascinating in the aisles of avantrockowych spasms in almost meditative silence and a mosaic of small sounds. After the concert, Tashi said that every concert you have to play as if it was the last and the fact that it looked like – absolute determination and creativity. Brilliant performance.”
Dziękuję Ci, Piotr! Here’s a link to the original Polish language review : http://popupmusic.pl/no/48/galerie/813/tashi-dorji–tyler-damon%2C-amirtha-kidambis-elder-ones