Xpress explores WNC’s avant-garde music scene, spotlighting some of the acts that are contributing to the area’s eclectic mix.
The longtime area guitarist reflects on his superb new album and the existential nature of improvisational music.
The new trio, which includes Asheville-based guitarist Tashi Dorji, plays The Mothlight on Oct. 4.
Dorji and Damon use the contrasts between loud and quiet, harsh and soft, abrasive and soothing. But because their work is untethered from concepts such as meter, the fast/slow dynamic employed by progressive rock artists is not part of the duo’s exploration.
The Asheville vocalist and multi-instrumentalist plays a record release show May 17 at The Mothlight.
“Originally the theme was death and judgement,” says Parish of the album that would become Undertaker Please Drive Slow. He’ll release it with a show at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, Nov. 27.
Tashi Dorji talks a lot about community — in terms of both Asheville’s punk scene and his interest in radical politics. Nonetheless, he’s releasing an album’s worth of eccentric solo guitar music. In 2000, Dorji, a native of Bhutan, received a scholarship to Warren Wilson College, where he studied philosophy and political science. Forays into […]