Through a chance internet meeting on Instagram and a sudden amount of free time due to COVID, this album was created in the distance between New York City, USA and Montevideo, Uruguay. Jessica Ackerley and Federico Musso have never met or played in person, but their musical chemistry is instant from each of their unique guitar vocabulary.
Inspired by Uruguayan Pre-Surrealist, Lautreamont, Federico thought of the phrase for the title: "Nervios calavera en roja cinta en una noche en bruma gualda." It translates to "A skeleton with his green nerve system surrounded by a red cloth in a violet-brown foggy night." Pertinent to the times we are experiencing.
Each track has a painting attached, which was created just as spontaneously as its musical performance.
released August 7, 2020
Federico Musso - Guitar
Jessica Ackerley - Guitar
Mixed and Mastered by Lucas Brode
Album Art by Jessica Ackerley
Andrew Smiley is a singular voice on guitar. Having played in many note-worthy jazz projects in the NYC scene, his strat playing is an instantly identifiable sound both sonically and as an improviser Jessica Ackerley
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GREAT MUSIC!!! I still dislike the name "Thumbscrew." In a nation with a history of torture, state-sponsored torture, the policeman torturing George Floyd while he murdered him, torture is an accepted fact of life. How about "Heartscrew" instead? Taking pain into the heart, recognizing it, honoring it. I guess it could refer to the joy of open-hearted sex as opposed to mere pornography which has also become standard in the media. quakor