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"Born in New Zealand and now residing in New York, Sally Gates is a powerful young guitarist with a striking compositional vision. Expanding her instrumental trio into a quartet with the addition of bassist extraordinaire Trevor Dunn, "Vonals" takes another step forward into rhythmic and melodic complexity. Pounding grooves, hypnotic riffs, and plenty of fiery solos make this her strongest statement to date. Surrealistic science fiction meets the worlds of metal and improvisation in this searing instrumental masterpiece."
-John Zorn

“If an album’s being issued on avant garde composer-saxophonist John Zorn’s Tzadik label, there’s a 100 percent chance the content is gonna be experimental, unconventional and expertly played… six tracks of similarly out-there material incorporating improv, psych, jazz and metal landscapes backed with Grohowski’s complex rhythms and Gates’ entrancing guitar work.”
-Decibel Magazine

“Vonals is no shred-fest, but it’s consistently obvious that these are some of the highest caliber musicians active today. There is an emphasis on texture and composition that takes precedence over any need to show off. Yet it’s that much more impressive that the performances can leave one in awe, and they probably aren’t even trying. This album is a fantastic follow-up to the group’s debut and hopefully is a sign of more great work to come.”
-Burning Ambulance

“A true genre-blending outfit led by guitarist Sally Gates, on Vonals the group fuses technical metal, prog rock, jazz, blues, and generally heavy weirdness... another brilliant piece of work from Gates and company.”
-Avant Music News


released September 16, 2022

Sally Gates - Guitar
Matt Hollenberg - Bass VI
Trevor Dunn - Bass
Kenny Grohowski - Drums

Recorded and Mixed by Colin Marston
Mastered by Scott Hull

Art by Sally Gates
Photos by Naeemah Z. Maddox
Layout by Heung-Heung Chin

Tzadik Spectrum Series release

© 2022 Titan to Tachyons.
℗ 2022 Tzadik



Titan to Tachyons New York, New York

Titan to Tachyons is a trio led by guitarist Sally Gates (ex Orbweaver, Gigan), with Matt Hollenberg, Trevor Dunn, and Kenny Grohowski.

Instrumentally depicting the realms of surrealistic sci-fi, the band make use of angular and experimental passages, juxtaposed by fluid grooves and metallic flurries.

New album 'Vonals' out on Tzadik records now!
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