My favorite thing about Nelson-Patton both would be the textural chances that they take. Once you open the pandora’s box of technology, it’s no easy task to successfully maintain the delicate balance of the synthetic and the organic. The duo swims these waters gracefully, my favorite tracks being 5 Nightfall into 6 Prelude And Dance.
Nelson Patton is an experimental duo of looped trombone (Dave Nelson) and drums & Moog bass pedals (Marlon Patton). The result is a sound that is greater than the sum of its parts as the two musicians continue to layer and develop motifs into elaborate textures and interlocking grooves. Along The Way was recorded in Dave's personal studio in upstate New York over three days and features Lonnie Holley on vocals. The eleven songs on the album, chosen from dozens of improvised pieces, reflect the spirit of their expansive live shows.
released October 14, 2016
Dave Nelson - trombone and loops
Marlon Patton - drums, Moog bass
Lonnie Holley - vocals
All music written, produced, and mixed by Nelson Patton
Lyrics by Lonnie Holley
Mastered by Tyler McDiarmid
Photography and Design, Distant Station LTD.