Photo by Jen Restak.
“……the approach is so different: Tone’s completely another thing. It’s not really metal, but it’s not mathrock either, and it’s not normal rock for sure. A good way to summarize Solidarity would be “ambient music.” All in all, an interesting concept perfectly done. I honestly can’t imagine all the effort that must have been put into Solidarity, but I do know that the result’s near perfection. (9.9/10)”
Instrumental Force of Nature from Washington, DC.
Founded by Norm Veenstra and Gregg Hudson, TONE has relentlessly explored the often unpredictable, always epic sonic path of a dedicated instrumental ensemble.
Currently a five-piece band, the ranks of TONE have swelled to as many as nine through the years to include multiple guitarists, bass players and drummers. At times TONE has performed with string and horn players, even dancers. From 2004 through 2006, a collaboration with The Bowen McCauley Dance Company resulted in performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., a festival appearance in Aachen, Germany, and a set of intense new works. TONE has performed in numerous venues throughout the Eastern U.S., at CMJ, and SXSW.
2014 saw the release of two digital singles – “Incoming” (mixed by Kurt Ballou of Converge)
& Bright Angel Falls (mixed by J. Robbins).
TONE’s latest album, Priorities, is available from The Kora Records.
Previous recordings are available from Neurot Recordings, Dischord, and Independent Project.