Members: jerold h. (bass/guitar/drum machines), david mendez (drums, live)
Rarefaction is a reference to sparseness & minimalism; the opposite of compression, it is the space in-between. Angular, melancholic & spare, the tense soundscapes of loss & despair draw largely on the styles of Joy Division, classic 4AD artists (Dead Can Dance/Cocteau Twins), & other giants of the post-punk era, as well as having influences as diverse as electronica, folk, punk, noise, world music & classical. Currently, Jerold H. performs solo on electric bass guitar, or as a duo with drummer, David Mendez.
"globally speaking, I was ravished by the sound of this project." -Side-Line magazine (Belgium)
"Viva la semplicitÃ , viva i Rarefaction." -Shiver webzine (Italy)
"tragic and heart touching" -Necromag (UK)
HIGHLIGHTS: NXNE Festival (Toronto), SummerStarz series at East River State Park/Williamsburg Waterfront, Southpaw, multiple features on Gregg McVicarâs UnderCurrents syndicated radio program (NPR/PRI), opening track on Impurfekt Records' Music for the Rising Sun Red Cross Japan tsunami benefit compilation