|Bay-Area experimental musician Matt Davignon has been developing his unique take on music for the last 12 years. Combining acoustic and electronic elements, he attempts to create dynamic, biological music from seemingly limited source material. Since 2003, he has been working with drum machine as a primary instrument, processing the sounds with several devices to create a unique sound palette.
SoftWetFish is Matt's second CD to use drum machine as the only sound source (after 2005's "Bwoo"). Not at all like the rhythms and beats one would expect, the sounds are very abstract, characterized by organic tapestries, drones, frantic passages and lovely flaws.
"...twisted sound manipulation, distorting a number of doctored instruments to create a sound that’s sometimes spare and crackling, alternately taking turns into what ’70s kraut rock may have sounded like to dolphins — fragile and gorgeous and stubbornly weird."
- Michael Harkin, San Francisco Bay Guardian