Friday, May 11, 2018

Bandcamp Daily Feature

Bandcamp Daily did this really nice feature on the past, present, and future work of Desertion Trio! Written by Brad Cohan. Check it out here:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Analogman King of Tone for Reverb

Here's a piece I wrote on the Analogman King of Tone pedal. Thanks to Analogman's Mike Piera and Marc Ribot for the words!

Fred Oster's Vintage Instruments for Acoustic Guitar

Here's a piece I wrote for Acoustic Guitar magazine on Philadelphia's Fred Oster and his excellent shop, Vintage Instruments

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Premier Guitar

I have a few new pieces up on Premier Guitar's site right now: an interview with Bill Frisell, a lesson on triads, and a piece about flying with guitars featuring Dave Davies, Kaki King, Mary Halvorson, Jeff Parker, and Kevin Hufnagel.

Check em out:

Friday, March 2, 2018

Chicago Reader

Peter Margasak wrote about Midtown Tilt in the Chicago Reader in advance of our show on 3/14:

"His sounds conjure emotions stoked by ephemeral sorts of nostalgia. He’s as much a jazz musician as he is a rock player, and though he’s dug into both traditions he’s definitely found his sweet spot leading the instrumental Desertion Trio...Together they forge a soothing hybrid of post-Crazy Horse grind, Ennio Morricone spaghetti-western ambience, and atmosphere-drenched exotica...

The band’s tunefulness and delicate touch—even during its most punishing passages—have a universal profundity that I’ve been unable to resist."

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Downbeat Editor's Pick

Midtown Tilt is a Downbeat Editor's Pick and the review is featured on the front page of for the month, but can be also found by following this link:

"With his Desertion Trio, Millevoi churns over dusty tones reminiscent of a Spaghetti Western soundtrack, if Ennio Morricone chose to spotlight an appreciation for high-minded jazz scaffolding and noodling psych-rock jams." 

Midtown Tilt is also referred to as "highly satisfying."

Here's the review:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Aquarium Drunkard

Aquarium Drunkard posted an excellent review of Midtown Tilt by Tyler Wilcox that calls the record, a nonstop instrumental thrill-ride" and describes the music as "a kind of jammed out free jazz psych western noir hybrid, equal parts Crazy Horse and Nels Cline."

Check it out here: