little tornados Apocalypse! (CD, £11.50)
Little Tornados is the Swiss-based psychedelic country project of David Thayer, featuring Laetitia Sadier on vocals and bass, plus John Hendon (Tortoise) on drums. The second album, Apocalypse! uses instrumentation such as tube synthesisers, discarded home organs found on the streets and thrift stores of Switzerland. David has written and arranged on the last two Sadier albums, has worked on some of her videos and co-wrote the songs Dry Fruit and Quantum Soup. David started making music in 1989 in his home town of San Jose, California but after moving to Zurich in 1999, began making electronic music under the name Xeno Volcano, playing squats in Switzerland and Germany, returning to the US to tour the experimental and noise circuit. In 2002 he was involved in the squatting and event-making of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich playing and helping organise regular trash dada-rituals. David is also a filmmaker, and has made the documentaries Bigfoot a Beast on the Run, Die Verbotene Sprache, and Documental Rio Bogota, and has a project in Colombia called Iniciativa, whose purpose is to help recuperate the horribly contaminated Bogota River.
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