What is Czech Mate?
Czech Mate is my new project based on improvisation and looping. I play my guitar and drum machine through my 2880 looper and craft instrumental sketches on the fly, mixing and remixing live with the little digital 4 track. Guitar parts will spawn out of my delay, tremelo, fuzz, and volume pedals. A lot of jams will just happen through playing with the rhythmic delay pedal. On some songs I may pitch shift or reverse parts too, so things start to really morph into something unexpected. Then I will play over the loops with more guitar parts or drum kit. For people who know my past experimental sets as Nasty Thom & The Dirty Husbands (wonderfully named by John) this will be a lot like those.
I am playing tomorrow night at The Wisco with Forget The Times and I can’t wait. Those guys really play! Come see for yourself! Tomorrow, 9:30pm, $5, with Troy Schafer’s band Rain Drinkers.