Torn Hawk and Xosar Collaborate as Body Tools
Luke Wyatt (a.k.a. Torn Hawk) and Sheela Rahman (a.k.a. Xosar, pictured above) are two artists […]
Luke Wyatt (a.k.a. Torn Hawk) and Sheela Rahman (a.k.a. Xosar, pictured above) are two artists who certainly know how to keep themselves busy; Wyatt’s forthcomingLet’?s Cry and Do Pushups at the Same Time? LP is currently set to drop via Mexican Summer next month, which is also when Rahman’s Immured EP is slated to arrive via Wyatt’s own Valcrond Video label (to be followed by an eight-track Xosar record for Opal Tapes’ vinyl series in the months to come). Somewhere amidst all this activity, Torn Hawk and Xosar found time to embark on an experimental collaborative project together they are calling Body Tools.
So far, what’s surfaced from the pair’s collaboration is a 36-minute jam entitled Facebook Divorce. Originally shared in late September (we’re not exactly sure how we missed this one at first), the session deals in brooding electronic abstraction, with bubbling and distorted synths, sparse rhythms, ominous textures, and even a good deal of whispered voices sprinkled throughout the endeavor. At this point, it’s hard to say whether Facebook Divorce is a live jam of some nature or simply a collection of demos, and the pair has also not indicated when an official Body Tools release may be on the way. As we await more concrete details, the session from Wyatt’s and Rahman’s Body Tools collaboration can be streamed in full below.