Horde of Two Guitar and Bass Actions

Horde of Two Guitar and Bass Actions
Vancouver, BC duo Horde of Two find Mecca Normal guitarist David Lester sparring with solo bassist Wendy Atkinson. Guitar and Bass Actions is, simply put, Lester's guitar wrapped around Atkinson's bass. Lester is no stranger to the duet setting; Mecca Normal have thrived for years with no drums or bass, consisting solely of Lester's guitar and Jean Smith's vocals. With half of a rhythm section to fatten up the guitar sound, and being considerably less "indie rock" than his other band, Horde of Two allow Lester a chance to hone his experimental chops. The guitar and bass are constantly swirling around each other, like knife fighters from a Borges story. The use of looping and other non-traditional techniques lend structure and narrative to the otherwise loosely assembled songs. Lester and Atkinson stand on solid ground, having created a handful of even-tempered tunes that are both original and easy on the ears. (Smarten Up! and Get to the Point)