Along with guitarist Devin Friesen, this duo presents a set of spontaneous compositions which belie their improvised roots—rather than free jazz aplomb, the pair operate with restraint, largely opting to carve integrative feedback drones from which either instrument can emerge. A spacious set of measured improvisation rich with intuitive feeling from both players, poised somewhere between ambient music, noise rock, and free jazz.
CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY SAXOPHONE
Between performing the Glazounov Concerto with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, exploring avant-garde composition live on air with CJSW's "That's Classical?", or busking along one of Calgary's thoroughfares, a wide range of less-familiar saxophone sounds supply Nate's sonic palette.
The eccentric solo project to end all eccentric solo projects, it's here where Nate Waters experiments with instrumentation, genre, found sound, recording techniques, and more static song structures. Broody, indulgent and lo-fi enough to make your weird friend from high school's solo project seem eloquent, mature and subtle.
Recorded in Calgary and Vancouver between 2009 and 2014.