medina / walsh
Medina/Walsh explore the intersection between contemporary folk, drone, ambient, noise, and electronic music. The duo is a paradox unto itself: Medina, a self taught finger-style guitarist and Walsh, a sound artist, synth guru, and classically trained composer. Their compositions reflect this dichotomy in style as well as sound, gentle serenity often leads to jarring dystopia with Medina switching between acoustic and electric instrumentation.
Their self-titled EP was released by Seattle's Hanged Man Recordings in 2015, receiving praise from Justin Spicer of Tiny Mix Tapes "...Medina’s guitar — in its quiet reflection — is far from isolated; and Walsh’s wash of keyboards, samples and effects dare not swallow silence but rather invite it. Not only do Medina and Walsh play to each other’s strengths, they play to a whole genre’s best qualities.” Debacle released their subsequent LP in November of 2016, Vault of Angels. "Vault of Angels sees a matured vision from the collaboration, working guitars, keyboards, electronics, and a range of signal processing techniques turned into a distended, abstracted sense of naturalism, compositions that replicate and elaborate on the misty landscapes of their home state." Medina/Walsh are currently touring the west coast in support of Vault of Angels before returning to Debacle Fest for the third straight year.