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Tongue Depressor – 9.11.19

Tongue Depressor (New Haven, CT) is the duo of Henry Birdsey and Zach Rowden. They write, improvise, and perform music that draws from the fields of drone, harsh noise, and church music, often using microtonal tunings. Soon to have an LP on Kali Malone & Maria W Horn's label Xkatedral, the pair are super prolific, having issued eleven releases already on a host of small cassette labels (Thalamos, Pidgeon, Obsolete Staircases, via their own fair hand). Primarily fiddle players, they switched up the instrumentation for their OTO show, bringing in a microtonal organ and lap steel. The result is spooky, sensitive and totally saturating.

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Henry Birdsey / lap steel, fiddle
Zach Rowden / microtonal organ, fiddle
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Recorded live at Cafe OTO on Saturday 9th November by Shaun Crook. Mixed & mastered by Tongue Depressor. 

Available as a 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC download

Tongue Depressor

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).

https://tonguedepressor.bandcamp.com/