Alex Roth, Chris Montague and Chris Sharkey (electric guitars)
Alex leads this trio of electrifying guitarists, known for their use of extended techniques and multifarious effects, creating new music of extremes. The group’s self-titled debut EP, a collection of miniatures with post-production by fellow guitarist Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers), was released in November 2016 and runs the gamut from expansive soundscapes to minimalist textures and experimental noise.
“I formed this electric guitar ensemble to explore the full range of the guitar’s sonic potential. Bringing together some of the UK’s most acclaimed improvising guitarists, including members of Troyka, trioVD, and Blue-Eyed Hawk, the group’s approach is informed as much by composers like Morton Feldman, Frank Zappa, Olivier Messiaen and Richard D James as by pioneering guitarists such as Fred Frith, Robert Fripp, Ben Monder, Marc Ducret and Bill Frisell.”