“Both Will Escape” pre-order + Tashi Dorji & I on WFMU


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.

Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 1.14.31 PMLive 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…

August 16, 2016   [permalink]   , , , , , , , , ,

“Cloud That Passes, Cloud That Stays…” now available


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

June 28, 2016   [permalink]   , , , , , ,

Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon duo preview…

Tashi Dorji and I have a lot to look forward to this year. While I can’t yet share all of those details, here’s a studio track from a forthcoming release that we hope gets you as excited for the future as we are:

February 13, 2016   [permalink]   , , , , ,

“Oninbo” now back in print and other news…

After a long break in updates I’m pleased to announce that my debut release with bassist Darin Gray, …Oninbo, is now back in print on archival quality CDr. It is available now over at the YOKE page. Darin and I will also have copies on hand on upcoming tour dates. For those interested in a digital version it is available for download at my BANDCAMP page.


As I mentioned above, Darin and I will be doing another brief tour in mid-November in support of our second release entitled For Four. For Four is a complete 38-minute set recorded live on May 3rd, 2014 in Champaign, IL. The initial pressing features two-color screen printed sleeves (printed by In Case Of Emergency Press) and will be released on CDr in an edition of 50 copies on November 20th, 2015.

Additionally, Tashi Dorji and I are in the mixing stages for a full-length release due out in 2016. More on that later…

Lastly, upcoming dates, solo and ensemble:

Thursday, October 8th – solo performance at Wounded Galaxies Festival w/ James Ilgenfritz (NYC), Tony Brewer (Bloomington) @ The Bishop (123 S. Walnut St.), Bloomington, IN

Sunday, October 11th – quintet w/ Mars Williams, Peter Maunu, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Marquette @ The Owl (2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.), Chicago, IL

Sunday, October 25th – quartet w/ Mars Williams, Peter Maunu, Kent Kessler @ The Owl (2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.), Chicago, IL

Wednesday, November 4th – quartet w/ Dave Rempis, Peter Maunu, Albert Wildeman @ The Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont Ave.), Chicago, IL

Official mid-November duo dates w/ Darin Gray coming soon…

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