April 23, 2018

One of the things I appreciate the most about Bugs In The Basement is that it was created organically. The idea of creating these long-formed improvised journeys is not what we set out to do. In fact, I'm not sure we really set out to do anything in particular. Just two people with a passio...

April 15, 2018

Sometimes I try to imagine how would it feel not to be part of Bugs and having a completely unbiased listening experience of any given session. 


The way we create is really everything-in-the-moment: The "writing", recording, arrangements (with on the spot decisions of what we want next, how...

February 3, 2018

After recording 180+ hours of improv sessions, we can say we have used many different techniques, or approaches and instruments.  Some with better results than others it's true.  But I think it would be wise to mention our definition of success might differ from others'. 
The...

January 1, 2018

In the end there's silence.  In the beginning too.  In the middle there's the stars, the (never) wrong note, the abyss, the boxcar door ajar from where you can see yourself in the boxcar.  What is there can grasp you, what is not you did. 

In this dance you can tip toe, you ca...

June 30, 2017

Many people would agree that polyrhythms are not overly present in modern popular music.

We can go on forever about the reason for this and there's going to be a lot of different opinions. Some will blame it on the 16 step grid pattern format found on most of the early sequencers of yore or...

June 25, 2017

For me it started with a thought...

A conversation, really, that we had in the early days of our conception...to approach playing live music the way a painter would paint. Throughout our journey this has been a reoccurring theme.

One night I went to see a local band and artist perform side by...

June 9, 2017

This journey started about 4 years ago and things have been -to say the least- interesting. For the last 3 and some years we've been recording our musical wanderings with the main goal of listening to each session and discovering what we hadn't in the heat of the moment. 

After 150+ hou...

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