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ALTO! is definitely a Portland-based experimental rock and roll trio comprising guitarist Derek Moneypeny and drummers Steven T. Rock and Kyle Reid Storage, who also play consumer electronics and loops. The group’s hypnotic, polyrhythmic compositions make use of heavy distortion, and frequently treat your guitar as yet another percussive device, recalling the amplified scrap steel percussion of Konono No. 1 aswell as the no influx electric guitar symphonies of Glenn Branca. A few of their parts feature more spectacular, desert-like melodies. ALTO! produced in early 2011 and released their self-titled debut LP on Raheem Information in 2012. A remix record and tour-only cassette implemented in 2013, as well as the group’s second full-length (also self-titled) made an appearance in 2014. Pursuing another tour-only tape in 2015, ALTO! agreed upon to Trouble at heart, who released LP3 in 2016.

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