Random Touch: A Way From the Heard (2009)
Featuring Scott Hamill's torrid and squealing, avant-rock electric guitar phrasings, the unit generates an asymmetrical, polytonal feast for the mind's eye. Keyboardist James Day tenders the broad textural components, for a jamboree that sequences an electrified outlook on free-jazz rock and eerily, subversive motifs, marked by nightmarish tonalities. Hence, the artists surge forward with the impetus of a crashing and burning combustion machine. And certain movements are marked by Day's bizarre synths that sometimes conjure up notions of shards of glass, spewing across the studio floor.
Lucid imagery is a key aspect throughout, complemented by drummer Christopher Brown's electronically treated voice overlays. Lined with abstracts, wit and cosmic, ambient-electronic passages, the trio also spawns a vibe that is akin to silvery lights peering though dark skies on the haunting piece "Hint Of Dawn." The musical manifesto offers more than the standard free-form mode of adventurism. At times, the rambunctious performances provide semblances of three-men dodging steel walls, to counter the bizarre solitude of automatons lost at sea. There's more than meets the eye and ears during the preponderance of this wildly inventive program.
Track Listing: Morphing Jupiter; Skating the Rings; All That Happened Was; Hint of Dawn; Footprints of Mars; Hanging Out Windows; Inhabit the Groove; A Fairy Tooth Cake; Seeing Through; Coming Up; From Beverly Hills; Into the Crevace; Mercenary; Blue Ice.
Personnel: Christopher Brown: drums, vocals; Scott Hamill: guitars; James Day: keyboards
Record Label: Token Boy Records
Style: Free Improv/Avant-Garde