Eventually they both left the death trap and moved to the West Coast, where they began collaborating on an endless barrage of visual, sonic and improvisational projects. One dark day in 2006 something snapped, the two childhood friends, Ellipse Elkshow and I Cut People, put powdered sugar on their noses, grabbed a guitar and decided to begin the most important balls-out sonic and visual assault that Civilization has ever freaking encountered; Under the guise of GiTAr, no less. Guitar, with the "U" (you) extracted, was chosen to represent the cultural climate into which the duo was born. No other instrument could depict this phallic, patriarchal, self-revolving and bellicose culture than the overly fetishized, often masturbatory, GiTAr. The sound of GiTAr became a solid mix of culturally-loaded vomit lifted from the media, obsessively cut and reordered into beautiful little gems of macabre shit steak. And not just any bloody shit steak, this is feedlot steak that's been sitting in a dumpster for two weeks and has fostered the growth of eight different fungal species a few billion bacteria and propagated twenty five thousand larval flies. The craftsmanship you'll come to expect from GiTAr, which is of the highest caliber you've ever smelled, was honed from well over a decade of musical improvisation, noise-worship, performances and visual art making. There is love and hate encapsulated in their work, as well as social satire and an astute condensation of the brutal irony of our social, political and physical existence. You think you've heard it all.
Gitar (Toronto, Ontario): Gitar started as a collaborative project between Mikhail Galkin, who has released a critically acclaimed "One Day" LP on Tres Records as DJ Alibi, and Tai Lee, a guitarist and member of the Toronto rock'n'roll outfit The Best. Tai and Mikhail started writing and recording songs, while heavily incorporating samples, breaks and various musical influences into the mix, borrowing inspiration from everything from Lee Scratch Perry and The Clash to Cypress Hill. The two artists then decided to invite a drummer and form a band. Dan Rios, a drummer with a jazz background was a friend of Mikhail's, and after the first jam together Gitar was fully formed.
The band's new LP "Seen As Unclean" is out now at http://gitar.bandcamp.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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