dave gabrielo and russ moonray formed ombrelli sciolti during the horrible Chicago winter of 2013 as an auxiliary project and partial escape from their more “rock”-oriented musical endeavors. their initial goal was the free exploration of the timbre ranges and general sound-making properties of their chosen string instruments as well as the direct and open confrontation of the frustrations of possibly awkward, wrong-footed interaction within a duo format as an implicit goal and strength.
the recording sessions for prattle at hue incorporated minimal aid from effects pedals with a total of four between the two members. the results were part of an ongoing effort in sonic research and development that may in the end prove to be just another pointless endeavor. the sound is: electronic procession. saturn’s rings. scale squeal. junk fuzz and whippoorwill. i hear you buried guitar – thunder purge. jazz funk greatness. ascending and descending string mangles. clatter oily night parade. throbbing saturn return.
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