Video: ALTO! Live At Valentines

There I was patting myself on the back because I had captured a six minute snippet of what was a masterful performance by this new trio known as ALTO! when guitarist/percussionist Derek Monypeny sent me a link to a video…of the whole set. So much for the exclusive.

Don’t let my slightly bruised pride get in the way of this video. All 25 minutes of the band’s set are here for your edification. It is one long extended piece of shuddering percussion and well-appointed touches of guitar swirls. Nothing in this piece comes along how or when you would expect it. Which is the baseline for a great experimental performance in my thin book.

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