Video: “Memorable Views Rendered Poorly” (Sunshine Ltd)


Video for a track off my cassette/digital album Certain Words Again and Again out 10/1 on Sunshine Ltd!

As the perfect visual accompaniment to Gomberg’s subtle and patient music, we offer a sneak preview video here of the upcoming tape by Brooklyn’s Billy Gomberg. Known for both his solo work and collaborations with Richard Kamerman and Anne Guthrie, Gomberg has amassed an impressive discography including work for labels such as Digitalis, Experimedia, and Students of Decay. He also released a gorgeous tape on Milwaukee’s Avant Archive that is a must find. All of this suggests that the intersection of Gomberg with Sunshine Ltd. is bound to be a special convergence of like-minded souls. Fading synth tones and glacially shifting melodies are softly punctuated by occasional acoustic elements to create a seamless cocoon of warm sound. Waves of overlapping harmonics and droning layers of hinted fuzz help to flesh out the experience while the undulating abstract scenes of water in the video wash over the viewer. The tape itself, Certain Words Again and Again is equally stunning, with four long-form pieces (alternatively, three tracks on the digital version) that allow for full immersion into Gomberg’s sonic world. Sunshine Ltd. is only releasing this beautiful tape in an edition of 50 copies on 10/1, so don’t sleep on it.


CHICAGO 8/24 w/Jessica Pavone at Constellation!

I’m very excited to be back in Chicago at the end of August for a bit, and will be playing a solo set at Constellation with Jessica Pavone. If you are in the area, please come out, it should be a great night!

Some links:

Event page at Constellation

Facebook event page

Here is what Jess is up to:

Jessica Pavone’s recent works for solo viola and voice stem from years of concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration. She combines her long tone rituals with delay, understated melodies and sparse lyrical content while continuously experimenting with new forms.

This tour celebrates the release of Pavone’s new album, Kunckle Under, released by Taiga Records.

Jessica Pavone – viola / effects

“Pavone has the ability to transform a naked tonal gesture into something special” – Philip Clark, The Wire

“[D]istinct and beguiling…its core is steely, and its execution clear.” – Nate Chinen, New York Times

Preview of Certain Words Again And Again

Sunshine Ltd has posted a preview track from my upcoming cassette “Certain Words Again And Again”…available late summer/early fall!



quick tour recap

photo by Tim Barnes

text totally paraphrased from Anne’s post…

Anne and I wanted to send out a big thank you to all the wonderful people who helped make our touring adventure so incredible! Thanks to everyone who generously booked and promoted our shows, played with us along the way, hosted and/or just generally provided awesome companionship, including: David Bernabo , Evan Richards and Zak Kruszynski, Kenny Rakentine, David Shettler and Joel Peterson, James Baljo and Sam Hooker, Joe and Megan Megan Schaden, Rob Galo, J Bryan Parks, Matthew Gallagher, Keith Freund, Aaron Zarzutski, Josh Berman and Jason Stein, Ryan Ryan T Dunn, Jason Zimmerly, Dale at The Irving, Pete Fosco, Douglas Lucas, Tim Feeney, John Wiese, Jon Lorenz and John Rich. And of course, extra special thanks to Jeph Jerman and Tim Barnes who played three shows with us – all of their sets were amazing and full of great surprises. Also, thank you thank you to Tim Barnes for pulling the whole week together for us.

visuals for Secret Pyramid at MUTEK15

a quick still from Amir before his set last night:

visuals for Secret Pyramid at Mutek15