"I asked Angharad Davies and Phil Julian to play together because I thought they shared a certain sensibility: there’s a stillness or slowness to what they do, but while the surface may appear smooth there’s intense pressure and powerful currents churning below.
At their first gig, Phil arrived with a relatively quiet set up, suitable for playing with unamplified acoustic instruments, and was a bit surprised when Angharad turned up and started trying out all of Oto’s amplifiers before choosing the biggest dirtiest bass amp available. Phil was able to adapt to the unexpected situation and Angharad didn’t just use amplification for increased volume, but also for its extended timbal possibilities, which they explore thoroughly in both sets.
Neutral Red features recordings of their first two (and as far as I’m aware only) duo encounters. I hope there will be more." - Fataka