Tone - Ambient Metals

2009-02-17 16:34:42 UTC
Tone was formed in Washington DC in 1991 by Norm Veenstra, with the goal of creating dynamic instrumental music using a layered, multiple electric guitar format. Operating within a rock context, with a drummer, one or two bass players, and as many as six guitarists, the result was a sound that gladly accepted the unambiguous tonality of popular music yet still found room for meaningful dissonance - austere, dramatic, and loud. With an unmistakable lineage (Savage Republic, Nice Strong Arm, Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham), Tone set about its earliest performances with the determination and belief that there was still room for intelligent instrumental music.While Tone’s first shows were often described as relentlessly raw, by the time of their first recording sessions in 1993 and 1994 they had evolved a more precise, if not polished, approach. One of the more fascinating characteristics of the band came about in their early performances, when sounds that no one actually played arose as a natural occurrence of the harmonic interplay of multiple guitars. Eschewing the theatrics of the guitar solo and the seductive allure of electronic effects in favour of highly arranged ensemble work and bright glowing power amp tubes, Tone delivered their first CD in November of 1994, Build (on Dischord/IPR), an EP of six songs that used layered and repeated interlocking guitar parts as compositional building blocks. Artist - Tone Album - Ambient Metals Release Date - 2003 Genre - Instrumental, Post-rock Tracklist 1 Karma 5:27 2 Steppe 8:58 3 Sticks 6:15 4 Alhambra 5:51 5 Timebox 4:29 6 Southpaw 5:56 Tone - Ambient Metals Password - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Recommendations: Others - Demo Hualun - Silver Daydreams The Mercury Program Jakob No One Wished To Settle Here - Constant Slapstick and Traveling ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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