Together since 2011, ALTO! has released two full-length albums and two tour-only full-length cassette tapes. ALTO! is a strongly rhythm-oriented band; dual drummers vary between synched-up pounding and subtly shifting polyrhythms, while the guitar often functions as another percussion instrument. ALTO! draws strong inspiration from Congotronics bands such as Konono #1.
The psychedelic explorations of ALTO! is led by guitarist Derek Monypeny. Derek has performed as a member of Damo Suzuki’s (Can) Network and Sir Richard Bishop’s Freak Of Araby Ensemble.