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T.D. Skatchit & Company, Skatchbox Surveillance


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T.D. Skatchit & Company, Skatchbox Surveillance Tom Nunn and David Michalak, T.D. Skatchit & Company, Skatch Migration

T.D. Skatchit & Company
Skatch Surveillance
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“Thomas Skatchit continued to design and construct new skatchboxes while his cousin David mixed the various waveforms that had been recorded. The Skatchits had been seen at concert halls, bar rooms and dives, listening to and making note of the growing potential of Skatch.”
And so continues the mythology of T.D. Skatchit & Company - Tom Nunn and David Michalak playing skatchboxes in trios with various Bay Area improvisers.
”A secret Society of Skatch was formed to celebrate the wondrous sounds of the Skatchbox. Covert arrangements were made to meet and record the new skatch music you hear on this recording!”
Skatch Surveillance, their 3rd release, celebrates the ongoing development of skatchbox techniques pioneered by Tom and David and is an exploration of the varied influences guest musicians bring to the music of Skatch. The 16 tracks include – We Do Know, Detective Skatchit, Skatch Surveillance, Your Brain on Skatch and others. Guest musicians include: Aurora Josephson, Chris Brown, Jonathan Segel, Karen Stackpole and others.

“Skatch Surveillance is a seasoned expression of a unique instrument ~ the Skatchbox.” Walter Ruffman, S.F. Monical

Tom Nunn - skatchbox
David Michalak – skatchbox

Guest Artists
Aurora Josephson– voice
Thollem McDonas – piano

Jonathan Segel – violin
Rent Romus – alto saxophone
Chris Brown – electronics
Polly Moller – bass flute
Ron Heglin - voice
Karen Stackpole – flipper metal
Scott R. Looney – piano
Phillip Greenlief – tenor saxophone
Tom Djll – trumpet
Tony Dryer – contra bass

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"Its sound is like a shuffling across of similar sounds (each part of the same comb), a bit like sawing, zipping, or the sounds of a fence when walking by with a stick sliding on it, or a bit like the crank ensemble. 1 also gives us phone and speaking fragments from a male. 2 female voice spit, spritz, spray, gargle, piggy noises, mood intonations, hm, arigato, ah!, ahhh, grumble, end of voice awes (stretched), and some words “we do (know)”. 4 snakes, garbling fish, arcade noises, and further (very accessible track). 5 more wind-voice then flute. 6 male voice, Italian? French?" -KFJC 89.7FM