credit: Daniel Watkins

Chestnut - Reactor 4

Chestnut is an experimental sound duo comprised of artists Christina Santa Cruz and Daniel Watkins. Beginning as a Letterist response to the posturing of American "classic rock,” Chestnut has matured towards a practice that incorporates elements of harsh noise, ambient music and field recording. Their work carries implicit narrative without explicit intent.

"Sometimes, though, the world inverts, turns upside-down, and the unexplainable breaks through. Things don’t always make sense, and Chestnut’s shadow-strewn music is a part of that inversion.” (James Catchpole, A Closer Listen)

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Label, Management, Distribution - Worldwide, PR/Publicity Agency, Publishing, Sync/Music Supervisors

Subgenre: Ambient
From: Los Angeles, CA