Tom Hall is a Melbourne based improviser and sound artist. Since 2008 Tom has created a variety of solo and collaborative cassettes and CD-Rs, that have oscillated between freeform fingerstyle acoustic guitar and banjo, electric guitar, field recording, acoustic drone, analogue synthesizer explorations and electronic noise.
‘Thought Loops’ marks Tom’s first release since ‘Sifting Through’, a home recording of 5-string banjo improvisations released on Alberts Basement in 2012. Here Tom uses four short looped fragments of sound, sourced from tape recordings of bowed banjo and kemenche. In this re-examination of these traditional folk instruments he adds subtle dynamic shifts to these hypnotic drones.
C40. Limited edition: 30 copies