"The majority of Greg Davis' sound world is akin to an illicit affair between a world weary troubadour and Simon. A world where songcraft and melody work in tandem with the seemingly disparate, cold digital world. It strikes me as the next logical step from his still wet from birth, Somnia (Kranky) into a realm of unencumbered sonic archaeology. Focusing on the earliest form of musical communication (percussion) with the transformative powers of a laptop, Davis is joined by frequent collaborator, Steven Hess. Hess is the percussive fog that hangs over many of our favorite records -- be it Pan American, Bosco and Jorge, Dropp Ensemble or his other duo project, On, with French guitarist Sylvian Chauveau. Decisions is a collection of aural snapshots -- the photo is taken by Hess and developed by Davis. A corny metaphor indeed but one that aptly describes the real time process at work here. Together Davis and Hess construct assured but fractured soundscapes akin to Asmus Tietchens and Radian."
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