Bed Rest

Tomas Feijo and Katherine Trimble

These two musicians, Katherine Trimble and Tomas Feijo, are not only skilled song stylists, they are adept composers, as comfortable on their respective strings as they are with digital software. Both are prolific solo artists, and their outputs are fueled by extremes of musical interest. Often within the span of a single composition, Trimble’s rich cello tones move from gestures evocative of myriad reference points, classical here, rural Americana there, to dense, layered, visceral, explorations of friction and timbre. Feijo oscillates between unwieldy, assertive, meandering, emotive tirades one is tempted to think of as ‘post-folk,’ and time-stretch sample-based deconstructions of popular music under the pseudonym, “The Reverend Dr. James Doctor.” Together, they seem to focus one another, highlighting their overlapping idiosyncrasies. What you get with Bed Rest is puzzle box songs, songs that yield more the deeper you listen.
– Steven Fletcher (AKA Frankenstein Earphone Radio)