Thrill Jockey have announced the signing of duo Ryley Walker and Charles Rumback. The pair are prepping their second collaborative album for release on Thrill Jockey this fall, with more news and music to follow. Ahead of that, Walker and Rumback will be giving a special preview of music from the new record at Sonic Transmissions Festival on June 13.
Walker and Rumback are pillars of Chicago's free-improv scene. Prolific collaborators and accomplished improvers, the duo forged an immediate friendship and indelible chemistry through live performances in and around the city.
Cannots, their first recording together captures the freeform energy and emotional weight of those live performances, compiling psychedelic instrumental pieces that recall the sun-scorched sonic landscapes of Marisa Anderson, the legendary jams of Sandy Bull and Billy Higgins, or Neil Young circa Dead Man.