In its current form, Meridians began in 2007 when Julie Napolin, singer-songwriter & keyboardist/flautist/vocalist/guitarist for San Francisco's Citay, met Trevor Healy, an improviser and guitar-maker recently transplanted from Brooklyn. The two heard each other play solo and were eager to explore the possibilities of combining Julie's eerie ballads with Trevor's free form approach to droning layers of guitar, effects and found objects. Writing open-form songs that explore the patterns, overtones, and consonances created by two guitars, Meridians blends Julie's interest in minimalism and krautrock with Trevor's love of traditional finger style guitar and modern composition. In a live context, the duo loop ambiences of flute, violin and oscillators, over-laying vocal and acoustic/electric guitar melodies that are alternately driving and hypnotic. In April 2008, the duo recorded five songs with Tim Green of The Fucking Champs and they will complete a full album in January 2009, to be produced by Jason Quever of The Papercuts.
Current mood:culturedOur music was just featured in a New York Times multimedia piece, called "Never Closed; Idle," about a mill in the Adirondacks that closed down. It's a really powerful piece and we are honored to be a part of it. You can see/hear the feature at: