Rick Rizzo and Tara Key
Rick Rizzo is the guitarist in Chicago indie stalwarts Eleventh Dream Day and Red Red Meat and has more recently contributed to the sea-struck beauty of the Dutch Harbor soundtrack alongside people like Jim O'Rourke and Ken Vandermark. Tara Key fronts the New York band Antietam, and has played with Retsin and Louisville's legendary Babylon Dance Band. The duo's recent instrumental collaboration, Dark Edison Tiger, is a swooning, lush affair that shows the duo's ability to complement occasional ragged guitar with cello, viola and subtle, pastoral key changes. While never achieving cacophony, the band flirts with noisy passages that soon give way to sustained notes and dizzy intricacies.