03-26-12 – Seattle, WA>Portland, OR – We are looking for an auxiliary percussionist to play alongside a kit drummer, rounding out and augmenting the sound of the band.
We currently consist of a vocalist/guitarist, a drummer, a keyboardist/soundscape artist, a bassist and a second guitarist, and are seeking to round out our personnel.
You will be using congas, timbales, wrought-iron scrap metal and assorted items such as bottles, hooves, and knives. I’m looking to incorporate Haitian and Cuban polyrhythms into the music to emphasize and augment the beats with the drummer as needed for each song, helping to forge a unique, creative sound. I can teach you these rhythms. The percussive element of the band is a strong component, and we are looking for someone who will not just accompany the drummer, but build up a sense of dynamic and aggression.
It would help if you had an industrial/underground/avant-garde background, as well as an intimate understanding and strong awareness of bands such as Swans, Laibach, Throbbing Gristle, Prong, Killing Joke, Big Black, Savage Republic, Head of David, Godflesh, Arsenal, Unsane, Pigface, and Whitehouse.
Several compositions are completed, and I plan to teach those to newcomers, as well as other completed songs that I am working on now. I presently have the songs to present to interested parties. We are consistently writing, and I expect to build on a naturally evolving sound.
We have a practice space in a 24-hour facility, and it is required that you contribute monthly to the rent, as well as transport yourself and your equipment to and from practice.
If interested, please contact me.