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  • Alto! "LP 3"
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Alto! "LP 3" ~ LIMITED RED VINYL LP

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LP-ONLY RELEASE ~ LIMITED RED VINYL!!

Portland, OR trio Alto! was formed in 2011 by guitarist Derek Monypeny alongside drummers Kyle Emory & Steven Stone, who over the course of five years have evolved into a fierce and explorative ensemble on the Portland scene. Having self-released two eponymous full length albums on Monypeny’s Raheem Records in 2012 and 2014, Trouble In Mind presents their third album, the appropriately titled “LP 3”

“Controlled chaos” might be a good way to describe the sound of Alto! - the band is deft at the push & pull of sound & fury, with the ability to nimbly move from sublime & spellbinding reveries to concentrated blasts of ferocious six-string & percussive cacophany. “LP 3” starts of with the hypnotic percussion & prayer bell chimes of “Piece Fourteen”, before a whistle loudly sounds the alarm & the band lurches into a full on motorik rhythmic pulse with stabbing synth lines, laser gun blasts and drum patterns inspired by West African polyrhythms, skeletal & danceable. “Piece Twelve” closes out side one beginning with a meditative guitar devotional, lulling the listener into a trance-like state, before pummelling them head-long with fiery Iommi-worshipping heaviness. “Piece Sixteen-Fifteen” occupys all of side two, beginning with a pensive hum & marching drum paradiddles that swells into a racket of synth squeals & drones before morphing into a mezmerizing form of trance music filtered through 20th century noise rock. Past albums have seen Monypeny’s guitar leading the fracas, & it’s no surprise why; his style is equal parts influenced by the sunbaked deserts of Phoenix & the Bishop Bros (Alan & Richard - whose ‘Freak of Araby’ ensemble Monypemy was a member of) as well as the swirling sands of the Middle East & guitarists like Omar Khorshid & Bombino, but the real stars of “LP 3” are drummers Emory & Stone, who fuse together into an unshakeable elemental pulse, dancing around each other in dizzying & danceable polyrhythms.

“LP 3” was mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk (Grouper / Golden Retriever) at Stereophonic Mastering, with artwork by band member Steven Stone. The vinyl is pressed on black & limited red vinyl & inculdes a download code.

RIYL: Sun City Girls, Congotronics, Group Doueh, Oneida, Horse Lords, Bombino

Product Videos

ALTO! "Piece 14" (Official video) (07:19)
From their forthcoming album "LP 3" released via Trouble In Mind Records on June 17th, 2016. (www.troubleinmindrecs.com) The concept and all visuals for this video were created by the Salt Lake City-based visual artist and musician Dennis Reynolds.
  • ALTO! "Piece 14" (Official video)
    From their forthcoming album "LP 3" released via Trouble In Mi...

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