Chicago’s Contraphonic label initiates the Pittsburgh version of their Sound Series with a new release from
Host Skull. The Chicago Sound Series boasts five releases from the likes of Jon Langford (of The Mekons),
Pillars and Tongues, jazz drummer Frank Rosaly and others. The goal of the series is to aurally illustrate the historic and modern mechanisms of the Working City. The Chicago Sound Series combines composition, field recordings, photography, and writing, and the Pittsburgh Series looks to do the same.
Host Skull is a new venture from multi-instrumentalists David Bernabo and Will Dyar that aims to play with the concept of a band.“Fourth River” is the first Host Skull output. The composition will be followed by a full-length album of orchestrated avant-pop songs in the summer Following that, Host Skull will invite the audience to control the band in an interactive art installation in Downtown Pittsburgh. If you are looking to catch Host Skull, you may be able to see one of two Host Skulls, depending on which side of the country you live on.