Two Ships is an electro-sonic collaboration between David Lee Myers and composer Ellen Band. As a live performance duo, Myers and Band combine Feedback tones with found sounds such as windchimes, teakettles, and subway trains to craft a deep and eerie soundspace. From Pogus Records.
"This is an intriguing collaboration between two very different sound artists. There are three long pieces on this disc, each fascinating in different ways. 'Valen Lagoon' has a few layers of feedback drones and waves blended with slowed down ghost-like blurbs. Static, wind blowing and water sounds recorded beneath the surface, like a radar detecting equipment or sonar. Considering one of the main ingredients here is looped feedback, this collaboration rarely gets into that area where the electronic sounds are too alien and unnerving. 'Cape Uiquen' has a calm center but there are layers of high-pitched static, an organ(ic) drone and selective bursts of noise. The combinations of sounds is delicately placed on a soft cushion of swirling electrons. A boiling tea-kettle whistles slowly over a sinister repeating throb... Sounds mutate and turn into something different. Bowed metal, flocks of birds, distant backwards voices, ritualistic percussion sounds, pulsating squiggles, elegant eruptions. 'Laventiya Bay' is peaceful, sublime electronic meditations, mesmerizing waves washing over us, spirits flickering, howling slowly getting more dense, eerie bowed-cymbal like electronics, back to more high-pitched static nerve-endings, eventually sailing into early Tangerine Dream or Ashra Temple-like space. A well-balanced journey to the spheres."—Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery