Dropping together in 1994 like a loose conglomeration, Doldrums quickly honed a bracing twin-guitar assault, as performed by Justin Chearno (ex Pitchblende) and former Rake bassist Expenses Kellum, with Bill’s sibling Matt Kellum (who also performs with Chomsky as well as the Death Ray Davies) on drums. Removing from the starting pad of Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia, Doldrums debuted using the “XA” 7″ and quickly started refining a method that mixed blissful and twisting acoustic guitar journeys using the nut products and volts of cerebral rock and roll outsiders like Ash Ra Tempel which Warmth. With Matt’s moving, pulse-pounding rhythms as anchor, the group released some unforgettable albums on Bill’s VHF label in 1995. Pursuing their debut, Key Life of Devices, the trio shifted between VHF and Chicago’s Kranky, issuing Acupuncture (Kranky) in 1997, the exceptional Feng Shui (VHF) in 1998, and Table Trickery (Kranky) in 1999. Despite not really touring behind the produces, the group offers earned a dedicated pursuing of discerning musicos who worth the trio’s smart uses of both electric guitar as well as the rock and roll type as something greater than a hackneyed cliché.