Excel (Eye Eye)
1993's 'Excel (Eye Eye)' was the first VTH album to appear on compact disc. 22 tracks, over 70 minutes long- 'Dissonant, dream-like compositions' that veer wildly from ambient improv-noodle to bad jazz, from beefy swamp-stomp to melodic Rota-isms, and all stops in between. The essential blueprint for all following albums. With Ron Anderson and Thomas Scandura (Molecules), Sylvia Gordon (Kudu, Betty Black), Matthew Waldron (Nurse With Wound, irr. App.(ext.)), and many others.