David Daniell & Douglas McCombs with Frank Rosaly

David Daniell & Douglas McCombs with Frank Rosaly

Cleared, Matthew Hale Clark

Tue, November 13, 2012

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Tickets Available at the Door

David Daniell & Douglas McCombs with Frank Rosaly
David Daniell & Douglas McCombs with Frank Rosaly
David Daniell and Douglas McCombs's first collaborative LP, Sycamore, was assembled from seven hours of in-studio improvisations. Daniell and McCombs sifted through the material looking for their favorite moments, then combined, cross faded, mixed, and matched those moments into something that made sense to them as a long player.

For their new release, the double LP Versions, they gave the same seven hours of material to noted recording engineer and producer Ken Brown (ex-Tortoise), who was given free rein to assemble an LP of his choosing (subject to approval, of course).

The results are fantastic. Brown has chosen to highlight moments in the music that the normally reserved Daniell and McCombs probably would not have chosen. There's a wider dynamic range on Versions, from brutally raw to delicate to practically inaudible. The other interesting aspect is that Brown's selections rarely cross over with the material on Sycamore--this is in no way a "remix," and that is exactly what Daniell and McCombs were hoping for.

In addition, Versions includes a second LP of two live performances. These were chosen to show how Daniell and McCombs's music develops in a live setting. Improvising in a recording studio and improvising in front of an audience are two vastly different things. Montreal and Knoxville were two of Daniell and McCombs's favorite performances from their tours together.

Over the years Daniell has collaborated with many notable musicians, including Loren Connors, Rhys Chatham, Tim Barnes, Jeph Jerman, Thurston Moore, Greg Davis, and Jonathan Kane, as well as releasing numerous albums under his own name and with his band San Agustin on labels such as Table of the Elements and Family Vineyard. McCombs is more often seen wielding a bass guitar, whether as a member of Eleventh Dream Day, the acoustic collective Pullman, or the pioneering and inimitable Tortoise; in his role as the driving force behind Brokeback; or through his varied work with the likes of Tom Ze, Azita Youseffi, Will Oldham, Yo La Tengo, and Calexico.
Cleared
Cleared
Cleared was formed in the latter part of 2009 as a project meant to focus on repetition and patience as central elements of composition. Hess and Vallera have previously worked in various contexts of improvisational, long form and experimental music. Cleared is an effort to take the knowledge both have gained from these arenas in order to build hypnotic patterns of sound and rhythm.
Matthew Hale Clark
Matthew Hale Clark
Matthew Hale Clark (American, b. 1775) is a Chicago-based guitar player and artist, unknown for his work as 1/2 of the psychedelic drone duo White/Light (on Steve Shelley's Smells Like Records). Clark has performed on Oprah, in Le Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, and behind the Big Horse Taqueria (R.I.P.), while under contract to Capitol Records and Astralwerks Records and/or under handshake to Honk If You're A Moose Records (R.I.P.). Clark's recent music activities include a month-long sound installation and performance residency at the Museum of "Contemporary" Art Chicago, an afternoon-long performance residency playing Rolling Stones (R.I.P.) songs solo for a conference room full of tax lawyers, and a wayfaring appearance on lap steel guitar with space punks Disappears at Lollapalooza.

Clark's music is at the forefront, and in the background, of the one-man "Cosmic American Primitive" movement. He is the youngest son of influential rust belt folk-blues ukulelist Weezy Newhard Clark and a brother to all.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com