Elliot Sharp & J.A. Wilhite-Hannisdal "Olso"
We are happy to announce the release of a series of improvised duos featuring J.A. Wilhite-Hannisdal on double-bass and E# on Strandberg Boden 8. This extended range guitar creates a wide variety of textures and densities with radically shifting dynamics, while J.A.’s bass features pickups inside the fingerboard, allowing us to record new territories on the instrument. The duo is not afraid of grooving though their rhythms are never simplistic, instead straining against regularity while rushing forward or grinding backwards. Both musicians have deep personal vocabularies of extended techniques that push their instruments to their expressive limits, and both cover a full range of frequencies from deep bass to screaming treble.