HUMMING AMPS is Kevin Doria of the bands GROWING, Hiss Tracts, Total Life, and Sing Sinck, Sing. Sometimes solo, sometimes trio, sometimes ensemble, HUMMING AMPS was born from a love of hands on vibrating strings amplified through rusty, seizing speakers in empty, tired rooms and kept alive by a stubborn desire to please the unpleasable.
Over the past 20 years, Kevin Doria has released music on Kranky, The Social Registry, Constellation Records, Important Records, and Silver Current Records, amongst others, in collaborative efforts as well as solo ventures.
"By contrast, Humming Amps (an alias for Growing guitarist Kevin Doria, who also records as Total Life) was a sit-down affair, the better to tap his array of effects pedals. Far less intense than his Total Life all-encompassing noise assaults, this set veered toward the gently wavering drones of Evening Star-era Fripp & Eno and Mark McGuire. The sound Doria emitted was not too divergent from that emanating from the power station across the street from the club. The set yielded grayscale waves of six-string hypnosis with glacial shifts in timbre and intensity, with an otherworldly yodeling tone emerging toward the end."
-Dave Segal, The Stranger
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