Burnside Album Details

Channels, Double Negative

The Channels make music that is heavily informed by the No-Wave and Post No-Wave scenes that were prevalent in New York during the 80's. The Channels are fronted by Wes Kaplan on guitar and vocals, Ian Kovac (formerly Guerilla Toss) on bass - the pair don't use convention to write their songs, but they utilize it to structure them. While the sound of guitars and basses are completely lost within Kaplan's and Kovac's extremely bizarre and complex approach to feed back, rhythm and harmonics, drummer Nick Baker insists on a strict feel and a mechanical repetition that collects every strange and ill fitting piece together, creating well rounded, albeit extremely bizarre songs.