Summertime with Billy Shaw
In 1992 when Death Jazz pioneer Billy Shaw was recording his solo project 'Summertime Buzz', and RDunlap was recycling some of his earlier recordings in the epic tape collage 'Shoveling Dogs Blowing Up the Bed', neither weirdo had any clue that 13 years later their paths would cross in the cyber realm and their very different projects would be intermingled. Billy Shaw (whose album credits include the avant-garde solo album !Sassy! And 2 albums with the death jazz trio Shovin' Sunshine) recorded a number of improvised tracks for his unreleased Summertime Buzz project featuring his distinctive style and tone on sax, mutated with effects and accompanied by digital percussion. In 2005, after becoming acquainted with RDunlap online and collaborating on one of RD's projects, Shaw made these recordings available to Dunlap for use in his project/virtual band Dadala. In addition to the 1995 material, 2 tracks feature 2005 recordings from Shaw: improvised trumpet solos, combined and entwined with some early art-clatter avant-garage recordings by RDunlap with Steven Peckman. The album also features material contributed by Michael Chocholak, Jopy and Phenotypo.