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“… as if drum ‘n’ bass took a detour through an electro-acoustic free-punk Jucifer and had its downbeats addled or partly removed.”-Signal to Noise Review
“Each a master of their instrument, the duo create tight, controlled, loop-driven instrumental tracks that will get inside your head and shake you around”-Santa Fe Reporter
iNK oN pAPER is a drum, bass, and electronics duo from Milton Villarrubia III (drums and laptop) and Carlos Santistevan (bass and electronics). After making music together as a rhythm section in numerous creative projects for 12 years, Carlos and Milton are now honing their craft in a duo setting exploring the vast possibilities of their respective instruments. Both members play hybridized versions of their instruments with Milton using Midi triggers on his drums to trigger samples and processing using Ableton Live and Carlos incorporating analog live looping and signal processing on his upright electric bass.
The result is a duo that is drags rhythm through the mud in unimaginably glorious ways.
iNK oN pAPER is currently in the studio recording and working on new material.
Collectively the 2 have shared the stages with many greats including: Dennis Gonzalez, Myra Melford, Dub Trio, Claudia Quintet, Lightning Bolt, HEALTH, The Ahleuchatistas, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Rob Brown, Roscoe Mitchell, Tatsuya Nakatani, Anthony Davis, Gutbucket, Kidd Jordan, J.A. Dino Deane, Nicole Mitchell, Chris Jonas, Ed Peterson, Mark Dresser, Thollem McDonas and Tsigoti, Zimbabwe Knenya, Vijay Iyer, Greg Osby, et al.
March 6, Sol Santa Fe
February 23rd- High Mayhem Studio, Santa Fe NM with Luke Carr. “Official Demo” CD release
February 22nd-Synchro Studios, Albuquerque, NM with Luke Carr, Enemy Tone and Cinick
Sept. 16, 2012- AHA Progressive Arts Fair, the Railyard, Santa Fe NM
July 26th- Cyborg Drum Show, High Mayhem Studio, Santa Fe, NM
November 12, 2011-High Mayhem Fall Series, High Mayhem Studio with DJ Duo(JA Dino Deane/Joseph Sabella), Audible Whispering Half Quartet and Pitch & Bark.
October 22, 2011-The Drum is the Voice of The Tree Festival, Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe NM.
September 26, 2011-Santa Fe Indian School Campus
September 18th, 2011- AHA Progressive Arts Festival, The Railyard, Santa Fe NM.
August 8th, 2011-Opening Performance for THE ROOST with The Zack Freeman Improv Trio-The Projects-Creative Music Series in Albuquerque, NM.
May 15th, 2011 -with Rez Abassi’s Invocation featuring Vijay Iyer, Greg Osy, Dan Weiss at Santa Fe University of Art and Design-O’Shaugnessy Space-7pm
May 12th, 2011- Creative Soundspace Festival- The Outpost Performance Space, Alb, NM with Nicole Mitchell and Anthony Davis, 7pm
October 2nd-High Mayhem Fall Series with Peter Breslin, Ryat, and StarHustler
June 12th- Tex Gallery, Denton, TX with Dennis Gonzalez’s Yells at Eels!
June 11th–The Commons -Jackson, MS with Knot My Soul Trio
June 10th-Northgate Tavern, Baton Rouge, LA
June 9th-Bachanel-New Orleans, LA with Knot My Soul Trio
June 8th-Dragon’s Den-New Orleans, LA with Knot My Soul Trio
June 6th-Resonant Interval Music Series, Houston, TX-Exoskeleton Lounge, 2808 Milam, 7:45pm
June 4th-CD/download release @ High Mayhem Studio with Tatsuya Nakatani, Santa Fe, NM
May 15th-Coalmine Koallectiv, Albuquerque NM-with Thollem McDonas’s Tsigoti and Jeremy Barnes (A Hawk and A Hacksaw) and Brian Gillespie.
March 15-Coalmine Collective, Alb. NM
Dec. —Debut Performance..Duos with Ray Charles Ives and Glad As Knives, High Mayhem Studio, Santa Fe NM
Official demo – Download and CD release- High Mayhem- February 2013. Available here
Live in the RedStick – download only release High Mayhem Records-April 2011
iNK oN pAPER-s/t CD and dropcard release High Mayhem Records -June 2010