TOM GALLO

CONTINUATION DAY

Created over a week in Iceland alongside Alex Somers (Sigur Rós, Jónsi), Tom Gallo's debut EP consists of 22 minutes of acoustic sound. It is now out worldwide via Record Collection (Fiona Apple, John Frusciante, Blake Mills).

via Malibu Magazine

Tom Gallo began experimenting with sounds with an eccentric technique of cutting and splicing together bird sounds from an old cassette. He vividly remembers watching his grandfather play the accordion when he was younger and that witnessing that type of control over sound started everything for him. This initial foray into music eventually led to the calming sounds of his debut EP 'Continuation Day'. The album, 22 minutes of improvised acoustics using prepared pianos, spoons on soup bowls and other obscure instruments, was created over the course of a week in Iceland with visual artist and acclaimed producer Alex Somers (Sigur Rós, Jónsi). Gallo’s music is natural yet surreal, with a distinct sound all of its own. Pulling inspiration from the avant-garde composer John Cage as well as the imperfections of old delta blues, Gallo’s music has unexpected roots. The title 'Continuation Day' draws from a weekend retreat that he attended as a kid with a Zen monk. Gallo shrinks the gap between life and music, and his sound lives and breathes in a different way than others.

 

Gallo is completing his debut full length album during Summer 2015, with a release date soon to follow.