David Grubbs & Ryley Walker “A Tap On the Shoulder”

Some things simply make sense. A Tap On The Shoulder is the second collaborative effort from David Grubbs and Ryley Walker this year (the first being the excellent Fight or Flight Simulator on Cafe Oto’s Takuroku label) and it ravages the frame, causing this skeletal house of cards we’re juggling to fall to pieces. In the spaces left, Grubbs and Walker lift the emotional wreckage, gluing the scraps back … Continue reading David Grubbs & Ryley Walker “A Tap On the Shoulder”

The Underflow “Instant Opaque Evening”

Sprawling, cathartic, and adventurous, Instant Opaque Evening, is a tactile and immersive listening experience. The Underflow – the trio of Mats Gustafsson, David Grubbs, and Rob Mazurek – find new ways to mix disparate sounds into intricately woven, free moving pieces. None of these guys need any real introductions, but their combined prowess digs out new ground and so many unexpected zones that I find … Continue reading The Underflow “Instant Opaque Evening”