The July soundShoppe was made memorable by a guest appearance by the “why aren’t they famous” Howard Amb (James Hamblin and Stefan Scott Nelson.) They accompanied Sandy Yang (Red Krayola, Lady Noise) and together created a sort of reduced volume power trio. Sandy was experimenting with a mini “popcorn” snare that she hadn’t used before. Stefan coaxed ethereal and demonic sounds from a new Electro Harmonix V256 Vocoder that he was just getting to know his way around. James dusted off his war horse, a Microkorg and did things I am sure the engineers at Korg never intended.
We were joined by two first-timers to soundShoppe who were warming up to play their first show together later that night. They jumped right in on upright bass and laptop. The resulting blend was really quite amazing.