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Turret Truck

Turret Truck was instigated by bass player Bill McDonald. Following a series of sketches for bass and software synths that Bill had developed in his studio, he sought out Dave Brown (guitar) and Philip Brophy (drums) to extend his tracks into a trio for live performance. For Turret Truck, Bill controls software synths while playing bass and effects simultaneously; Dave deploys a scintillating arsenal of spectral hyper-harmonizing guitar effects; and Philip plays a kit with two snares, two kicks, no hi-hat, and a battery of prepared cymbals—plus a pad triggering samples of this same prepared drum kit. The name “Turret Truck” refers to the three-wheeled vans driven wildly around Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. Maybe that’s what Turret Truck’s music sounds like.