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|rvng intl. (usa) #frkwys07 lp|
david borden / james ferraro / samuel godin / laurel halo / daniel lopatin “frkwys vol. 7 • borden, ferraro, godin, halo & lopatin” long playing record
- people of the wind pt. 1 (12:26)
- internet gospel pt. 1 (5:59)
- people of the wind pt. 2 (4:55)
- internet gospel pt. 2 (8:18)
- twilight pacific (7:20)
|july 2011 release ; ... gorgeous, flowing analogue sound-shapes ; the result of a pan-generational meeting-of-the-minds between venerable “synth minimalism” titan david borden & long-time sideman sam godin & contemporary brooklynites dan “oneohtrix point never” lopatin, laurel halo, and the skaters’ james ferraro ...|
... the history of winter-spring collaborations (especially in the narrow field of flowing electronic music) being what it is, i have to say this exceeds my expectations of what a two-day “pow wow” type, purely improvisational studio session between this lot could produce ... nary a sequence in sight (odd, given borden’s primary rooting in motor-rhythm lines) this instead lurks purely in the gaseous, timbral voids of deep inner space, with dan’s woozy sawtooth lines & laurel’s occasional whisper-vox up front, borden & godin’s slo-mo melodic ooze the bedrock, & ferraro’s phaser-bake the tile-grout that keeps the whole thing unified ...
vinyl version comes with the folkways-style wrap-around cover, generally excels at getting the message across ... highly recommended !!!
|rvng intl. press release...|
|artist: david borden, james ferraro, samuel godin, laurel halo & daniel lopatin|
title: frkwys vol. 7 - borden, ferraro, godin, halo & lopatin lplabel: rvng intl.
formats: 12" lp
cat #: frkwys07
release date: 7/17/11
genre: experimental / synthesizer / improvisation
|the full-length player of frkwys vol. 7 features pieces improvised in various forms by david borden, james ferraro, samuel godin, laurel halo, and daniel lopatin.|
when lopatin (oneohtrix point never, ford & lopatin) and rvng intl. began discussing this frkwys collaboration, borden's work in mother mallard's portable masterpiece co. and his seminal music for amplified keyboard instruments album were mutually / ecstatically acknowledged. while rooted in academia, borden's minimalist compositions deal in natural themes, evoking expansive environments.
the idea to grow the project to include additional collaborators was inspired both by borden's accomplishments in ensemble improvisation and by a basic desire for collective energy and levity. atlantic sound studio in dumbo, brooklyn became the meeting destination for lopatin and borden, alongside musicians halo, godin, and ferraro.
over two days in august 2010, the ensemble played infinitely, taking breaks only to discuss next directions, past pursuits, and, of course, gear. during tour breaks the following fall and winter, the endless hours of recordings were paired down to the selections of frkwys vol. 7. the music of the album represents full session takes, edited only for time.
the cosmically dense but dynamic nature of the recording reveals the diverse ingredients seasoning the spatial stew. "people of wind" parts 1 and 2 were amongst first takes from the two-day session. the pieces exhibit the ensemble in early harmony, allowing each other textural counterpoint play while avoiding rigidity. "internet gospel" parts 1 and 2 demonstrate the players at ease and taking turns at solo accompaniments, ending in a fourth world freak out. "twilight pacific" and "just a little pollution" are compiled from middle points of the session - structured statements in solidarity.
the limited edition lp version of frkwys vol. 7 is packaged in thick black jackets with a two-color adhesive wrap.