Here’s some information about the release:
Whiteout is a weather condition in which visibility and contrast are severely reduced. The horizon disappears completely and there are no reference points at all, leaving the individual with a distorted orientation. These same characteristics could be used to describe the band White Out, the longtime musical brainchild of Lin Culbertson and Tom Surgal. In the past White Out has been heralded for the way they are able to entirely transform themselves to accommodate the creative personalities of their many prestigious collaborators who have included Thurston Moore, Nels Cline, Jim O’Rourke and William Winant, among others.
Recorded over an extended period of time, in an undisclosed midtown Manhattan location, high above the city streets, Asphalt and Delay marks the first time in White Out’s recorded history that Culbertson and Surgal have devoted an entire album to duo improvisations. Each of the five compositions captures a different shade of the multicolored spectrum of sound in White Out’s sonic universe: The gothic majesty of White Devil Black Heart; the crystalline delicacy of Daughter of the Mind; the split personality of Fragment D; the sputtered bursts of Möbius Strip; and the mercurial miniature suite that is True Mad North.
Asphalt and Delay casts White Out in a whole new light, unfettered by any external influences, they burn super nova bright.
We are pleased to announce the imminent release of our brand new album ASPHALT AND DELAY on the audioMER Label. Recorded over an extended period of time, in a secret midtown Manhattan location high above the city streets, this is our first record devoted entirely to duo improvisations. The LP also features striking silkscreen cover art by Yoko Tack.
Composite photograph by David St.-Lascaux.
Here is an interesting review of our last set at The Stone. We thought it was pretty subdued, but apparently not.
We’re going to reprise our ultra boss bill of us and Philly’s own Bardo Pond at Le Poisson Rouge this June 18th, only this time we’re adding Metal Mountans to the mix for additional godheadness. The links below have all the relevant information. Hope to see you there!
FRIDAY MARCH 25
WHITE OUT with THURSTON MOORE
and at 10:00 pm check out NYMPH, they are wild.
SUNDAY MARCH 27
WHITE OUT with NELS CLINE
8:00 and 10:00
The Stone, Second Street and Avenue C, NYC
All sets are $10