Pointcounterpoint

Harvey Valdes

Guitarist Harvey Valdes has a reputation for genre bending, and his debut trio album, PointCounterPoint, is seven tracks of rhythmically driven, countrapuntal action that draws from metal, jazz, atonality, noise and more.

Guitarist Harvey Valdes has a reputation for genre bending, and his debut trio album, PointCounterPoint, is seven tracks of rhythmically driven, countrapuntal action that draws from metal, jazz, atonality, noise and more. These angular tunes feature Sana Nagano on violin, Joe Hertenstein on drums, and Valdes on seven string guitar. Valdes’ intervallic writing creates a tapestry of consonance and dissonance that is grounded in odd time and syncopation. Valdes and Nagano weave atonal melodies into improvisations, while Hertenstein holds the trio tight in his pocket. Valdes’ heavy, distorted sound pulsates with urgency throughout this inspiring, intelligent, and intense debut.

featuring: Harvey Valdes - Guitar/Compositions Sana Nagano - Violin Joe Hertenstein - Drums

recorded by Tom Tedesco at Tedesco Studios mixed by Aaron Nevezie at The Bunker Studio mastered by David Torn artwork by Steve Byram

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