Originally from New York City, now London-based, was a founding member of experimental post-punk group Sonic Youth, and works in various ensembles in North America, Britain, Japan and throughout Europe. He has performed with the artists Yoko Ono, Cecil Taylor, Irmin Schmidt, Patti Smith, Merce Cunningham, John Zorn, Milford Graves and many others. His most recent recordings were Rock n Roll Consciousness (Fiction, UK), Offerings (Ecstatic Peace Library, UK) and the Mx Liberty/Panik 7" (Blank Editions, UK) with the forthcoming 12 x 12-string guitar recording of the extended instrumental composition Galaxies (live at the Barbican) due for early 2019 release.

Heron Oblivion

San Francisco’s Heron Oblivion is the new group featuring Meg Baird (Espers), Noel Von Harmonson (Comets on Fire, Six Organs of Admittance, Sic Alps, The Lowdown), Ethan Miller (Comets on Fire, Howlin’ Rain, Feral Ohms), and Charlie Saufley (Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound).

Heron Oblivion’s origins date to 2013 in SF’s Bayview district, where its four members– fueled by a love of 60s/70s scuzz and commune jams, folk rock, noise, and P.S.F. Japanese underground—would get together for what Miller describes as “blistering, extended free jam sessions.” The four musicians realized that their initial chemistry (which was strong from the outset) was undeniable and it’s vision unified. Heron Oblivion was born.

Ultimately, Heron Oblivion fused song craft to its improvisational leanings. What materialized is a mesmeric compilation of English folk rock and earthy West Coast psychedelia spiked with feedback and explosive dissonant elements. The sum of these elements will make up their Sub Pop debut, due out spring 2016.

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