This is a recording of a performance that took place on March 9, 2017 at Battery Books in Pasadena, CA. A live album of sorts. Two guys with guitars start playing a simple two-chord progression and then proceed to mess it all up.
What began as a silly musical idea ("What if we purposefully put each other out of tune and then improvise our way out of it?") became something more open-ended and chaotic: what if we just try to make things as difficult as possible for each other? While improvising?
Or: if two people actively try to sabotage each other creatively, is this collaboration? Is this what friendship looks like? Would anyone want to even watch that shit? I dunno man, but here it is.
also, an attempt to somehow incorporate slapstick into musical performance. or, failing on purpose.
(the giant defeats itself)
released April 20, 2017
on this occasion, Painter is Thom Lucero and James Aranda.
elements of sabotage included: a towel thrown over the head, a sock over the headstock, general discord, guitars tied together, laughter at oneself and others, the Korg Miku Stomp Vocaloid Guitar Effects Pedal, etc etc.
artwork made by Thom Lucero by taking a photo of a book called The Big Fellow and sending that photo through the digital ringer, so to speak.
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