In 1990, Mike Hill and Chris Carter of G&S Skateboards formed The Alien Workshop. With the addition of legendary skateboarder and artist Neil Blender, Duane Pitre — along with Steve Clarr and Rob Dyrdek — was one of the first amateurs on the team. An underground skateboarder’s skateboarder living in Pacific Beach, San Diego at the time, Pitre’s attention turned toward music as his skate career took off.
Since 2012’s Feel Free album, Duane Pitre has combined traditional acoustic with modern electronic ‘improvisation’. On his latest album, Omniscient Voices, the New Orleans sound artist returns with a stunning album influenced by New York composer Morton Feldman.
Comprised of five songs of varying lengths, it’s a blissful juxtaposition between the organic (piano) and the electronic. It plays like a warm blanket on a cold, snowy winter night while sitting by the fire and sipping a hot cocoa.