|“The sound(s) soar to the sublime, skronk through the ridiculous, and send the
listener on an aural trip.”
- The Franklin Lakes Journal
Stone Document is not a band.
...at least not in the traditional sense. Yes there are three musicians working
together to create music but Stone Document could be better described as a mix
between an aural experiment and a mindfulness exercise.
Dennis Tirch (guitar), Mike Roze (drums and synth) and Mark Christensen (Chapman
Stick, synth and real-time looping) make up the collective known as Stone
Document. Roze and Tirch had been collaborating in a number of projects for many
years when Dennis and Mark met while studying the Guitar Craft approach to the
instrument with Robert Fripp. The personal and musical chemistry clicked and the
three musicians decided to embark on an adventure.
That adventure is performing and recording programs of music that are completely
improvisational. Active listening and considered response are cornerstones of their
approach. The result is an ever-changing soundscape that veers from jazz-toned
prog rock to luxurious ambient washes, often within a single piece.
The new album Too Red for the Room came about when studio owner and engineer
Eric Rachel offered his Trax East studio and his expertise on a day in November
2009. The band went in, set up and played like a regular gig, with open minds and a
clean slate. What you hear on this record is the sound of those three musicians
doing what they do best – going for it. The album was released on limited edition
vinyl in March 2012 and download versions are now available from Amazon.com and
iTunes as well as through CD Baby.
|Their debut album Anamnesis is still available from CD Baby and as a download from
iTunes and Amazon.com.