VOCO: Walcott Sessions: CD

Featuring members of Conquest For Death, Tribe Of Shadows, and Say Bok Gwai, VOCO is an experimental instrumental rock group. Emphasizing improvisation in their live performances, VOCO solidifies structure into some of their tracks for the sake of recording. The Walcott Sessions presents some of those recordings as captured in 2013 by engineer Chris Walcott shortly before his untimely passing. The ten tracks on Walcott Sessions alternate between spastic explosions of noise and moments of ethereal serenity. Most of the tracks were written in advance by the band, but the track “Crenulated Scarp in Hesperia Planum” is an entirely improvised track, in keeping with the band’s raison d’être. –Paul J. Comeau (Monkey King, vocosf.bandcamp.com)