After the making of a short impromptu album created over a week in Iceland alongside artist and producer Alex Somers (Sigur Rós, Jónsi), Tom Gallo signed a record deal with Malibu’s Record Collection (John Frusciante, Blake Mills, Fiona Apple). This obscure collection of music, comprised of instrumental pieces using prepared pianos, spoons played on soup bowls, and field recordings, may seem an unlikely prelude for what was to come.
Gallo recorded his debut full length album; alone at home, with an old nylon string guitar and a cheap microphone. These stripped down constraints bloomed a record of oddly sparse yet memorable melodies, framed in delicate guitar patterns, whisper-like singing and minimalist percussion.
The record was mixed by the often eccentric and always coveted multi-Grammy winner Tchad Blake, who’s catalog ranges from Paul McCartney, Tom Waits and Peter Gabriel to U2, The Black Keys, and RZA. This collection of songs will see the light of day on March 30, 2018.