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A simple concept: take a cello and hook it up to a bunch of guitar effects pedals. Add adept musicians, quick decisions, and total improvisation and you have Heavy Pedal Cello. Aaron Kerr and Tyson Allison have collaborated in bands for almost 10 years. Their latest (and craziest!) project is based on improvisation; bringing the many varied influences of both musicians to the table to create a truly unique and surprising sound. The music of Heavy Pedal Cello is always created right on the spot. No performance or recording will ever be the same. No piece will ever be replayed. The two musicians never know what each other are going to do. Aaron plays cello, and Tyson manipulates knobs, effects, and adds minimal percussion. Through eye contact and a few cues they can communicate during each piece. No matter what happens, their music is always interesting, unpredictable, and inspired.


released August 7, 2013

Tyson Allison--effects pedal knob twiddling, percussion
Aaron Kerr--acoustic and electric cello
Justin Deleon--engineer, mixing, mastering


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Emperor Penguin Records began in 2003 in St. Paul, MN and later moved to Milwaukee, WI in 2015. The label is run by musician/producer Tyson Allison. EPR enlists and caters to singer/songwriters, introverts, experimental weirdos, bookish people, and crafters that paint pictures with words and toy with your emotions on a well-placed chord. Thank you for your interest! ... more

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