"East to West Coast meet in these improvised duets for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and piano by San Francisco based pianist/guitarist Ernesto Diaz-Infante and Brooklyn, NY based electric guitarist Chris Forsyth
"Wires and Wooden Boxes," was actually recorded in real time in the same room. This would be unremarkable, if not for the fact that their first CD, "Left & Right," was recorded in separate studios in separate cities. Long distance duets, they called it. However, "Wires and Wooden Boxes" is a further departure from their pure two guitar sound on "Left & Right." For the new release, the duo incorporated piano, percussion, and an upright piano soundboard, as well as guitars to expand their sonic palette. The results are a varied combination of jagged, percussive guitar duets, free jazz inspired piano/guitar romps, and meditative post-Feldman piano joined with the electric static of a guitar's input jack.
Both players approach the guitar in unique and interesting ways. Ernesto Diaz-Infante uses alligator clips, extreme alternate tunings, screwdrivers, bells, and other objects to elicit a wide range of timbres from his acoustic guitar. Chris Forsyth produces a similarly amazing range of sounds with more conventional equipment: electric guitar, amplifier, volume pedal, and distortion box. It may sound like two Lonnie Johnson records played simultaneously at different speeds, it may sound like a swarm of flies dancing in your ears, or it may just sound like noise."-Pax
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