Saturday 9 November 2019, 7.30pm
Glacial is a unique improvising trio of master musicians featuring Tony Buck (from The Necks) on drums, Lee Ranaldo (from Sonic Youth) on guitar and David Watson on guitar and bagpipes. The name Glacial was first suggested by an audience member, describing the protean shifting walls of slow moving sound.
“..The players achieve incantation by their ability to listen and respond via contemplation in motion, without ever sacrificing cohesion for cacophony. There is profound virtuosity of the part of all three conjurers, who spellbind and astonish in the tradition of the heaviest spirits.” -James Toth, Volcanic Tongue
"Glacial's debut full-length album is a masterpiece in blurring and burning the edges, riding the divide between chaos and melody like a skateboarder gliding on a rail." - Marc Masters, Pitchfork
Tongue Depressor (New Haven, CT) is the duo of Henry Birdsey (fiddle, lap steel) and Zach Rowden (fiddle, upright bass). They write, improvise, and perform music that draws from the fields of drone, harsh noise, and church music, often using microtonal tunings. Recent projects and releases include the the ongoing Fiddle Music series (currently at 5 volumes), Broad Is The Road That Leads To Death (2018 C/Site Recordings), and To See Not, a trio recording with percussionist Trevor Saint (Glockenspiel) out in January 2019 via Obsolete Staircases (Kentucky).