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tholl / fogel / hoff // CONDITIONAL TENSION

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CONDITIONAL TENSION is the debut album from the improvising trio made up of violinist Andrew Tholl, percussionist Corey Fogel, and bassist Devin Hoff. These three players have worked with each other through the years in various circumstances and combinations, including as members of experimental pop artist Julia Holter's recording and touring ensemble.

Composed and recorded live at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, California, CONDITIONAL TENSION is a document of the group on one evening. The performances captured on this album showcase the group exploring two different states: "sensitivity to initial conditions," recorded with acoustic and unamplified instruments, dives deep into a world of timbral possibilities, while"reasonable strategies for tense conjugation" utilizes electric instruments to allow for an onslaught of sonic experimentation.


released November 20, 2015


Andrew Tholl, violin
Corey Fogel, percussion
Devin Hoff, bass

recorded live at the Hammer Museum on November 30th, 2012

music by Andrew Tholl, Corey Fogel, and Devin Hoff
recorded and mixed by Nick Tipp
mastered by Justin DeHart
album design by Traci Larson
produced by Andrew Tholl


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