Autumn leaves, jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie. A chill in the air, a thrilling annual encounter with black cats, witches, and vampires. Indeed, October is underway and the haunting holiday approaches. This Halloween we can anticipate a release from Sound of Cancer, the collaborative music project of recording artists, Alexx Calise and Dennis Morehouse.
Layered with hauntingly beautiful melodies, dysphonic distortion, and elaborate choral harmonies woven around ominous soundscapes, Sound of Cancer’s debut, ‘No Vampires in Gilroy’ combines Calise’s love of blues, jazz and grunge, and Morehouse’s penchant for all things dark and disturbing.
This concept album has been three years in the making, recorded in between Calise’s and Morehouse’s rigorous touring/ recording schedules. Individually, they each have several achievements of which to boast. Singer/ songwriter/ guitarist, Alexx Calise has appeared in major publications such as Blender magazine, Guitar World, and the how-to/method book, “How to Succeed as a Female Musician.” Calise’s 2010 sophomore album, ‘In Avanti’ is a “rocktronica” collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer, Luigie Gonzalez. Meanwhile, drummer/ songwriter Dennis Morehouse has played with such notable acts as Triple Seven, Dear Damien, Diatribe, 16 Volt, Brain Pudding, and Marc Ford’s Fuzz Machine. Currently, Morehouse is playing drums for Gilby Clarke (Guns ‘n’ Roses, Rockstar Supernova), Braw (which features Norwood Fisher of Fisbone), and of course Sound of Cancer. Collectively, Calise and Morehouse’s works have appeared in numerous TV shows including “Next,” “One Tree Hill,” “1-800-Missing,” and “Wanted,” and in major feature films such as “88 Minutes,” “Eight Legged Freaks” and “Big Fat Liar.” Continue reading