A wild journey of free improvisation featuring live-looped voice and electric guitar.



"a greater constancy to jazz’s restless spirit than any number of aspirational takes on the ‘Great American Songbook’"

– Phil Barnes, All About Jazz

"anyone with an open mind and two receptive ears should welcome this brave, sensitive and not infrequently brilliant music"

– Rober Farbey, All About Jazz

Tom Barton and guitarist/composer Diego Villalta collaborated to release this album of improvised works recorded in Osaka, Japan, in early 2015.

Connectionsis the duo’s first recording, following years of musical collaboration during their time before and after studies at the Victorian College of the Arts.

Connections features daring explorations into the sublime and surreal, sketched with a diversity of musical techniques and electronic experimentation. Wholly improvised, the recording was inspired by the duo’s time touring Japan. The music is a journey between sacred inner spaces and the chaotic, wondrous natural world.


  • Tom Barton – Voice and live looping/effects
  • Diego Villalta – Guitar and effects