Joe Preston (born 1969) is a rock bass guitarist and a former band member of Earth, The Melvins, Men’s Recovery Project, The Need and High on Fire. Preston has also played with Sunn O))), and has a solo project called Thrones. Joe Preston learned bass from Alexander Giles. In 2007, he joined Harvey Milk in the studio for the recording of Life… The Best Game in Town and toured with them during their 2008 US and European tours.
Music is like one’s own blood – so amplify it! As loud as possible – make the speakers bleed!
Daniel Menche has established himself as a musician with a sense of focus and determination uncharacteristic in a genre known for its randomness and chaotic structure. Rather than creating “noise,” he strives for order and cohesiveness. His presentation of sonic structures is similar to the way a writer depicts a story, an allegory seems to arise, which uses confusion as a symbol for the imaginative process of total sound purity; aural intensity is not a representation of confusion or the chaotic, but a concerted effort to provoke and stimulate the listeners imagination by generating intensely powerful sounds and music.
Daniel Menche’s work originates from the idea that there is no restriction to the potential sound sources and especially sonic energy. Any sounds – all sounds are used and exploited to create the music. There are absolutely no barriers or biases in what can be used and have been used. Self made and recorded sound sources, percussion and instruments are the main emphasis in creating a living and emotional feeling to Daniel Menche’s form of contemporary music. Subtle and patient compositions rely on long, dense layers of droning sounds, while abrasive pieces rely on sounds amplified and processed to extreme levels, pushing the full spectrum of frequencies to the most threshold of limits. Other explorations are intense percussion work that resonates primal chaos displayed gracefully without ever being just “noise”. While avoiding the theoretical aspects of music-this is sound work that follows the path to explore new emotions for music to obtain a one on one personal impact with pure sound.
Daniel Menche’s craft straddles many hard-to-define boundaries and genres; it is an effort to provoke confusion in order to enhance the mystery of it; an effort to establish each release as a sonic identity. This is not the music of the masses; rather, it is the music of individuals who are adventurous in experiencing challenging music. Indeed, Menche has amassed a sizable discography on some the most discerning independent labels in the world. Constantly performing live extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan with performances that are intense and powerful. Characterized as both extremely loud and patiently subtle, Daniel Menche’s live performances define its own sonic presence, an entity that gives form to an emotional rawness with highly textural and dominating sounds.
This is dedicated music that expresses the undisciplined purity of emotion. Characterized by forcefulness of sound, music that strives for one goal: vehement beauty.
a single piece statement from joe preston and daniel menche, and an epic tome carved from some form of primordial stone. as an album containing a r...