Three new guitar improv releases from Ramble Records

Ramble is jumping out of the blocks early in 2022 with three guitar-centric releases - Shane Parish’s exquisite free-improv fingerpicking Viscera Eternae, Ernesto Diaz-Infante’s double CD of free improv drone Vacilando EPs, and Reid Karris and the Man from Atlantis’ percussion/guitar, free improv CD Onomatopoeia. 

Shane Parish: Viscera Eternae

North Carolina exploratory, avant guitar slinger Shane Parish’s debut Ramble release Viscera Eternae is known for his high octane energy with the brilliant avant-rock ensemble Ahleuchatistas, his adventurous free improv duo with fellow North Carolina Tashi Dorji, and his stunning solo work on Zorn’s Tzadik label, Parish treats us to two extraordinary compositions for solo guitar: one side nylon and the other steel. 

Circumnavigating territory that will be recognisable as avant fingerpicking and free improvisation, these two ethereal movements are hypnotically haunting, beautiful abstractions. Limited edition LP, CD, and digital DL.

Ernesto Diaz-Infante’s: Vacilando EPs

"If one is vacilando, he is going somewhere but doesn't greatly care whether or not he gets there, although he has direction”: John Steinbeck.

San Fran's avant-garde, free-improv guitarist Ernesto Diaz-Infante’s first Ramble release 'Vacilando EPs' is full of otherworldly sonics - a hypnotic, transcendental double CD of improvised music that dips in and out of Gamelan, drone, noise, psychedelia, and improv with banjo, traveler guitar, Turkish electric oud, and resonator guitar.

Reid Karris and the Man from Atlantis: Onomatopoeia

Reid Karris is a musician and composer from Chicago Illinois focusing on  free improvisation and noise using prepared guitar, homemade instruments and percussion. 

Beginning in mid 2020 Reid started a project where he recorded short improvisations for skatchboxes and metal percussion and then sent them to people around the world to overdub their parts. The idea was to create a series of improvised duo albums involving people he had not met in real life and who lived in different geographical areas. 

Collaborations have been made with people from Texas, France, Missouri, Minnesota, Indiana, Australia and Germany, with more to come. Onomatopoeia features Australian artist the Man from Atlantis on acoustic and electric guitars, voice and Weissenborn.