Wayward in Limbo #73: Lost Chocolate Lab

Lost Chocolate Lab is guitarist Damian Kastbauer channeling solo improvisational frequencies at the intersection of technology and expression.

Somewhere tangled in the frequency-sheets of sound stands a lone guitar player; glaciers of distortion covering invisible mountains with blankets of white noise atop towering peaks. Impossible to reconcile the enveloping resonance from common six-string instrument; the full-on maelstrom of sound barely representing the visible playback mechanism slung over-shoulder. Notes on a scale transferred from fingertip to fretboard, magnetic pickups transferring vibrations to electricity. The weaving of a sonic tapestry, dyed with the circuits of a thousand components in a signal chain enshrouding the interaction in pure-potential. Simply-put: the energy-driving creation of the human spirit and the output thereof reaching the heart of someone.

With the Chapel closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayward Music Series moves from the concert hall to the living room. In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of previously unreleased material.