DIMMER is a duo comprising live sampling pioneer Thomas Dimuzio and tape- loop maestro Joseph Hammer. Captivating audiences with their dark explorations of sound, Dimmer specializes in a symbiotic sound process as they continually loop, reloop, sample and resample within an interactive feedback circuit linking both artists.
2012 Ascent (Isounderscore)
2009 Remissions LPx2 (Isounderscore)
2007 The Shining Path CD (Melon Expander Records)
2006 NF10 NorCal NoiseFest CD Compilation (NorCal NoiseFest)
Thomas Dimuzio is one of those unsung artistic figures whose influence and abilities have substantially outstripped his visibility. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, experimental electronic musician, sideman and recording studio owner- Dimuzio has been busy doing his thing(s) since the late 1980's, but is still only known to a small circle of electronic music enthusiasts. A true sonic alchemist who can seemingly create music events out of almost anything, Dimuzio's listed sound sources on his various CDs include everything from 'modified 10 speed bicycle' and 'resonating water pipe' to short-wave radios, loops, samplers and even normal instruments such as clarinet and trumpet. And while his wide range of musical interests make it impossible to pin a label on him, Dimuzio clearly has an insider's knowledge of older experimental musical forms such as musique concrete and electroacoustic, and well as more current ambient industrial styles as promoted by artists/ groups such as Lustmord, Lull and Main." (from All Music Guide)
Perhaps the only living musicians whose musical instrument is simply the Cross-Fade, low-fi tape-loop manipulator Joseph Hammer is a legendary member of the eerie entity known as L.A.F.M.S. (the Los Angeles Free Music Society) and a living, breathing ball of sensibility. Wearing a white cotton glove, Hammer subliminally "gooses" the position of his well-worn circular recording media in and out of proximity to the fields of oscillating magnetism. This interface, in combination with his fevered imagination, acts as a kind of Dali-esque-soft-cheese-grater to his sentimental musical source material, revealing or creating a psychiatrist's bedside drawer of crawling sonic subtexts through a process that can only be considered SOUND CELL GRAFTING. Hammer is also a co-founder of many influential and cryptic groups, including Dinosaurs with Horns, Points of Friction, Steaming Coils, and the active unit Solid Eye-- none of whom really sound like anything else." (from the High Zero Festival notes)