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Keeping alive the blood, beauty, and desire in his music and playing, Tom Lattanand expresses a unique voice as a guitarist, composer, song writer, and producer. His 2011 release, the entirely instrumental solo guitar album Stone Seat View, is a fluid, cohesive piece—combining the raw unpredictability of emotion with the felt sense of patterns in nature: rings, whorls, knots.

Employing a mix of a finger style technique and percussive rhythms to the steel string acoustic—Stone Seat View utters simultaneous melodic voices with dense sonic textures from a single instrument. Many of the compositions were born from place-based improvisations; pitch-black portraits of the desert and open sea. Moody as a storm coming, or lava cooling after fire. Watching Lattanand perform solo, one has the sense that he is engaged in a duet with the unseen, playing a language in which he is endeavoring to name his own sound.

The raw and subtle solo repertoire developed as a contrast to Lattanand's other various musical endeavors. The Oakland based band Ettie Street Project showcases a tech savvy musicality and virtuosity. An array of tools at their disposal, Ettie Street Project utilizes loopers and synths within multilayered compositions. In ESP, Lattanand plays electric guitar with a Hendrix-like intensity, mixing in funk rhythms, while balancing dissonance with soul. His blues playing is undeniably powerful, yet he is not afraid to explore complex harmony. The deep whispery quality of his vocals adds the intimate human element over the groove. Ettie Street Project showcases the multidimensional aspects of Tom as a musician and composer in the band setting. The overall sound is powerful, ambient, bluesy, danceable, and textured.

In 1977, 1 year old Tom Lattanand moved with his family from Thailand to the United States. Years of classical piano lessons segued, at age 11, to the guitar. He was a teenager who listened to hair metal, classing rock, and the 'alternative' bands of the first Lollapalooza festivals. College was focused on studying classical guitar and composition, while listening to music in the likes of Stravinski, Bach, Mozart, Miles Davis, and Coltrane. Tom moved to San Francisco in 1998 to meet up with close musician friends and further etch his path. After many years firmly rooted in the Bay Area, Tom continues to practice a musical nomadism, allowing him to collaborate with artists of all stripes and grooves.