He confesses that his sax is "a piece of shit to begin with" and is sure that his other band, Sergio Iglesias and the Latin Love Machine, isn't helping matters: "Last time [Sergio played] I rolled over it a couple times."
The improv community in the Bay Area is a tightly intermingled mass of weeds that entangles every act in its path. Ettrick are no exception, having collaborated not only with the aforementioned Weasel Walter but also with Moe! Staiano (Moe!kestra!, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), Mike Guarino of Oaxacan, and most recently, Tralphaz, a one-person pedal feedback assault.
Tralphaz embodies what Heule enjoys most about their chosen genre. "One of my favorite things seeing improvisers play is when things just start going totally wrong, and they bring it back," says the saxophonist. "I've seen Tralphaz do that a couple of times."
Ettrick follow that lead, constantly pushing their black cloud of noise into failure's clutches. They hope to tempt even more sonic dissolution with their forthcoming album, Feeders of Ravens (Not Not Fun), which will be released on vinyl in early 2007. Korber is matter-of-fact about the strategy. "There's always a chance that it's going to fail," he confesses.
Heule nods. "That's one of the best reasons to do it." SFBG
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1007 Market, SF
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