After making two albums bursting with alt-pop-americana and everything but the kitchen-sink rock n' roll, The Westport Sunrise Sessions came to a creative crossroads. They could buckle down and start another epic three-singer/songwriter marathon recording project, possibly losing their minds and a year's exposure to daylight, or they could bypass the endless discussions about the exact length of the fade-out on the hidden track and single evenings devoted to a 4-second guitar overdub. It was time to get back to what brought them together in the first place - three good friends creating music, in a room, in the moment. The dominant influences this time around were CAN, Neu, Eno, & Dub. The parameters were simple: 1) pick up any instrument (no singing this time) 2) improvise as a group until a song form emerges 3) record it immediately 4) start layering parts to taste 5) mix it like a dub record - no rules. The goal was not to document the best version of a song, but to have fun with sound itself. Drums were chopped up and dissected into quantum bits, to be re-assembled as needed. Bass was fed into filter-fuzz gizmos and guitars were layered like a matrix of sonic spiderwebs. Whole sections were removed to create space. Space was filled up with propulsive riffage. All bets were off. All senses go. The result is Galesh, certainly a departure from the last two WSS records, but also an evolution from what came before. It rocks, for one. And it's melodic. It has the distinct sound of real music made by real people, the light and heat of the creative urge delivering art into the world. Machines were most certainly harmed during the making of this record, instruments abused, sparks flown, love expressed, horizons broadened. The Westport Sunrise Sessions is Jason Broome, Daniel Weintraub, Lucas Van Lenten.